18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Pori
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
6
Helsinki
— 7 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), have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lahti journey planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahti is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lahti is minus 2 hours. In August, Lahti is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Hatanpaa Arboretum and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip builder app.

You can take a train from Lahti to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

3
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 7th (Tue), kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get your game on at Moomin World, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary planning site.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Yyteri Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mustasaari, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

7
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 Old Market Hall and Marimekkofor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. 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 Shopping

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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