14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Tampere visit planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In May in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Pori travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. May in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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 26th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then make a trip to Naantali Church, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then identify plant and animal life at Oro.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Soderlangvik ©
Soderlangvik

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