12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Koli
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 30​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, make a trip to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder tool .

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. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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hours
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 6th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Tue) before leaving for Savonlinna.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

Make your Savonlinna itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Porvoo to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Koli.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums
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Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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night
Koli

Koli ©
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, explore the activities along Pielinen, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

Before you visit Koli, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kemi to Oulu by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Helsinki

Helsinki
To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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