8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
End: Flint

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Cathedral and Turun Kauppahalli. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planner .

Flint, USA to Turku is an approximately 18-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Flint to Turku, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Flint in June, expect Turku to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar.

Before you visit Mariehamn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

You can fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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