18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lahti travel route builder .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahti is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Lahti at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

#Fun & Games, #Shopping
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Bring the kids along to Suolijarvi Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Escape the urban bustle at Rauhaniemi Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have fun at Moomin World, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku visit app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori road trip site .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari tour builder site .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. August in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marimekko and Old Market Hall. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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