7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Helsinki

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 21st (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Aland Maritime Museum and Museumship Pommern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Kastelholm Castle and Kobba Klintar. Get out of town with these interesting Mariehamn side-trips: Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero) and Bomarsund (in Sund). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at The Aland Island Art Museum, and catch a live event at Wiklof Holding Arena.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mariehamn tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aland Island, Sund, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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