15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
3
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Pori
— 1 night
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatorifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder 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. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Karhunkierros and then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo journey site .

Getting from Helsinki to Kuusamo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kuusamo: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, head off the coast to Malonsaari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

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

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Patakirppis and then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori online holiday maker .

Getting from Imatra to Pori by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 31st (Tue), take a memorable tour with Archipelago National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your knowledge of military history at Oro.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro

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