7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Helsinki

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Get some historical perspective at Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården and Salis Batteri. Explore hidden gems such as Kobba Klintar and Aland Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Mariehamn: Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum (in Eckero) and Bomarsund (in Sund). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Alands konstmuseum, and admire all the interesting features of Wiklof Holding Arena.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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