13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stroll through The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, get into the urban bustle at Art Centre Salmela, then learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, and finally take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Kenkavero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, see the interesting displays at Infantry Museum, then look for gifts at Mikkeli Market Place, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mikkelin Valokuvakeskus.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip itinerary maker website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Mikkeli is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, things will get cooler in Mikkeli: highs are around 25°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Astuvansalmi rock paintings, Art Centre Salmela, St. George Church
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Art Centre Salmela ©
Art Centre Salmela
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings ©
The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
Infantry Museum ©
Infantry Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 29th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Old Rauma. Museum-lovers will appreciate Photographic Centre Peri and Ett Hem Museum. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Ruokapuoti Lumo in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

5
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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Galerie Forsblom. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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