11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 20th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lehman.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kotka travel route site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Tue), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip website .

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach and then enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

#Fun & Games, #Beaches, #Parks
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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