15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Tikanoja Art Museum, then examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vaasa is an approximately 16- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Vaasa. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Vaasa at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Head to Vitikkala Manor and Pori Art Museumfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Yyteri Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Vitikkala Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 Vepsa Island. Do your shopping at Photographic Centre Peri and Galleria Joella. Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 55 min away). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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