8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 1 night
4
Kimito Island
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 7th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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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 8th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kimito Island travel route planning app.

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard

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