11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Tuusula
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Espoo
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Tuusula

Tuusula ©
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Kuhakoski Waterfall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), and finally explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuusula sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tuusula is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Tuusula is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Tuusula to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Tuusula

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Kuhakoski Waterfall
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Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stromforsin ruukki, then make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally stop by Riimikko.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Tuusula to Porvoo takes an hour. August in Porvoo sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Hiidenkirnut
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Center, then get some fabulous bargains at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, and finally engage your brain at Heureka. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Vantaa journey website .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Vantaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fazer Experience Visitor Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
Heureka ©
Heureka
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Hirsala Golf and then tee off at Tapiola Golf.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Espoo online trip builder .

Espoo is very close to Vantaa. In August in Espoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Hirsala Golf
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Tapiola Golf ©
Tapiola Golf
Hirsala Golf ©
Hirsala Golf

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, then shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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