14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
End: Helsinki

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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Katajanokka, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route app.

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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get all the information you need at Haltia, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Iso Omena.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo trip itinerary maker website.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Espoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Iso Omena ©
Iso Omena

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip app.

Drive from Espoo to Turku in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Teijo National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 19th (Mon), browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, then get all the information you need at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, and finally engage your brain at Heureka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vantaa tour planner.

Drive from Turku to Vantaa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Vantaa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Heureka ©
Heureka
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum

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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 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Hamina Old Town, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vantaa to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Hamina Old Town, Arboretum Mustila, Linden Esplanade
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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