18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
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 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Musical Fountain, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some diversion at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lahti trip maker app .

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 August, expect Lahti to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

#Shopping, #Fun & Games
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Suolijarvi Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum, look for gifts at Hameenkatu, and head outdoors with FUN53 Charter.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), look for gifts at Patakirppis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner .

You can drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Aurinkolahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get in touch with nature at Hietaranta Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Marimekko, and enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey app .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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