9 days in Helsinki & Aland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Aland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 2 nights

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Kansallisgalleria and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum.

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

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 car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Helsinki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maritime Centre Vellamo, Nuuksio National Park, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Teijo National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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): look for all kinds of wild species at Getabergen, thenlearn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mariehamn online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Mariehamn sees daily highs of °C and lows of °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 Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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