13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker website .

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 difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel app .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mustasaari visit planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip website .

Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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