8 days in Helsinki Region, Aland Island & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region, Aland Island & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aland Island
— 2 nights
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Siltakyla
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Milan

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Helsinki

— 3 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: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in October, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can fly to Aland Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:

Aland Island

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): walk around Lilla holmen, head off the coast to Kobba Klintar, and then get a dose of the wild on Karingsunds Viltsafari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bomarsund and then stroll through Getabergen.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aland Island travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:

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 27th (Wed): trek along The Archipelago Trail, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku visit planning site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Siltakyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Siltakyla

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Siltakyla trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Siltakyla takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siltakyla

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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