9 days in Helsinki & Aland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Aland Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Aland Itinerary

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Copenhagen

6
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Explore hidden gems such as Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Okra, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, Helsinki is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Teijo National Park, Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Cathedral of Porvoo
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo

2
nights
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Getabergen, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Mariehamn trip maker app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Mariehamn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Getabergen, Kastelholm Castle
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

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