8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Nagu Church. You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Louhisaari Manor. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, stroll around Kultaranta Garden, admire the local landmark of Harmonia, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

Munich, Germany to Turku is an approximately 16-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Munich in June, with highs in Turku at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Maritime Quarter, stroll around Lilla holmen, thenhead off the coast to Kobba Klintar, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Mariehamn planning app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Mariehamn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time 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

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House will appeal to history buffs. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Fly from Mariehamn to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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