10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
3
Lieksa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Dubai

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

5
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lieksa: Paalasmaan Surukivi (in Juuka), Joensuu (Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla, Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, & more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). And it doesn't end there: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, make a trip to Paateri, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa day trip app .

Drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Lieksa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Joensuu, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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