8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Aland Island & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Mariehamn
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Helsinki
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Mariehamn

— 2 nights
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mariehamn: Bomarsund (in Sund), Eckero (Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum & Karingsunds Viltsafari) and Getabergen (in Geta). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, take an in-depth tour of Kobba Klintar, have fun and explore at The Cultural History Museum of Aland, and walk around Lilla holmen.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mariehamn trip itinerary website.

Paris, France to Mariehamn is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Mariehamn due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Mariehamn to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks
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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.