11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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— 5 nights



— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti and Pori Art Museum. Attractions like Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi (about 56 minutes away). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Tampere is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

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— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks

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— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."