15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 45 min
4
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Dubai

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Cathedral of Porvoo, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing 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. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Old Rauma. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku journey planning website.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Turku to Mariehamn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Mariehamn, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Repovesi National Park and Sandcastle Lappeenranta. Get out of town with these interesting Kotka side-trips: Lappeenranta (Saimaa Canal & Lappeenranta Fortress). The adventure continues: stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Town Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Kotka sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Hamina, Repovesi National Park
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal

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