8 days in Helsinki, Aland Island & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Aland Island & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Mariehamn
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Turku
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki is 1 hour. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Mariehamn

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museumship Pommern, then see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mariehamn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku online trip planner.

Getting from Mariehamn to Turku by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
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Aland Island travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Military Museums · Historic Sites
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language. The archipelago, situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, includes over 6,000 islands, of which about 80 are inhabited. Many of the area's dining and accommodation options can be found on the picturesque main island, where 90 percent of the population resides. Natural beauty and an assortment of historical buildings make the islands an attractive holiday option. With a very flat landscape, cycling is one of the most popular, efficient, and enjoyable ways to get around. Regular ferries hop between the isles.