16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Dubai

6
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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Helsinki at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 (Fri), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then have fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. June in Turku sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori attractions planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Pori, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Mon), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Savonlinna vacation site .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park travel website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

few
hours
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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