8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Munich

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Let the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Rauma and Turku Castle. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Nagu Church (in Nagu) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Archipelago Trail, ponder the design of Harmonia, and stroll around Kultaranta Garden.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku online visit planner .

Munich, Germany to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Munich to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Turku is a bit cooler than Munich - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Nagu Church, Old Rauma, Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Maritime Quarter, stroll around Lilla holmen, step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Maritime Centre Vellamo and The Aalto House. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Cathedral of Porvoo in Porvoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

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 flight and bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Cathedral of Porvoo, Maritime Centre Vellamo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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