15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the galleries of Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then browse the collection at Turku City Main Library, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday maker app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Turku is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Turku to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall and then kick back and relax at Lammassaari Island.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Imatra travel route planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Imatra, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

8
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Old Market Hallfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 4th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsinki Zoo, stop by Marimekko Forum, expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route builder app .

Getting from Imatra to Helsinki by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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