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
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Tuusula
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally stop by Pien.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning 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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. Shop till you drop at Bellevue Beach and Tapiola Golf. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Espoo online holiday builder .

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Espoo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Arctic Expedition ©
Arctic Expedition

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the design of Harmonia, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then take an in-depth tour of Naantali museum, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Getting from Espoo to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stromforsin ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Albert Edelfelt Studio Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, and finally go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo road trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Hiidenkirnut
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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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 20th (Tue), browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Jumbo, and finally revel in the low prices at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vantaa road trip planning tool .

Drive from Porvoo to Vantaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tuusula.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fazer Experience Visitor Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Jumbo Shopping Center ©
Jumbo Shopping Center

2
nights
Tuusula

Tuusula ©
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kuhakoski Waterfall, then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula).

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tuusula trip planner .

Tuusula is just a short distance from Vantaa. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tuusula

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jarvenpaa, Kuhakoski Waterfall
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Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum

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