12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Imatra
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
5
Pori
— 1 night
6
Mustasaari
— 1 night

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 22nd (Wed), head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, then take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and finally learn about all things military at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Imatra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Joutsenon kirkko
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

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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 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip website.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pori online road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip maker tool.

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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