17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
6
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 20th (Fri), hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lahti trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahti is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Lahti. Traveling from Dubai in July, things will get much colder in Lahti: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere itinerary planner.

Drive from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation maker app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 25th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

Before you visit Pori, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 27th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Koli National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

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.
For shopping fun, head to Marimekko or Marimekko. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Boss Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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