11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Naantali
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for shopping, parks, museums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, identify plant and animal life at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Joensuu road trip site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Joensuu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Joensuu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: high temperatures in Joensuu hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Naantali.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. On the 17th (Wed), trek along The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Naantali trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Joensuu to Naantali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Naantali

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Turku
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion 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, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Naantali to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks 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

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