8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  14​h
1
Mariehamn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
night
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 23rd (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar and then look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then walk around Lilla holmen, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mariehamn online journey maker .

Milan, Italy to Mariehamn is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in August; daily highs in Mariehamn reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Getabergen ©
Getabergen

5
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.
Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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