15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Harma
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Moomin World and Vaski Adventure Island. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and cool off at JukuPark Turku.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku travel route builder .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Palander House & Ahvenisto) and Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere travel route planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pori route planning site .

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Harma.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Harma

Harma ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Powerpark.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Harma itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Harma takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Harma

Theme Parks
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Powerpark ©
Powerpark

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Harma to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village