10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 day
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Paha-Koli Hill and Pielinen. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Koli National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Koli National Park at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaasa planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, daytime highs in Vaasa are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pori online route planner .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Pori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online travel route builder .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the striking features of Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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