8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Aland Island Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Turku & Aland Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mariehamn, Drive to Aland Island
3
Aland Island
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 2 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: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Brussels to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 20th (Mon): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route maker site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aland Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Aland Island

— 3 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kastelholm Castle and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Aland Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Turku to Aland Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24: