8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  31​h
1
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena, try your luck at PAF Casino, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Mariehamn is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Mariehamn is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Mariehamn, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

4
nights
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.
Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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