20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 2 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
Drive:  6 h
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Joensuu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 5 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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lahti is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Lahti is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Lahti reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Make your Tampere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Kurjenrahka National Park. The adventure continues: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, and get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Patakirppis and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) 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. On the 27th (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari road trip planning website .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time 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 ©

3
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.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

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

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Koli National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

2
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery and then admire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden. Keep things going the next day: stop by Taitokortteli, make a trip to Joensuu Church, and then trek along Kolvananuuro.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planner .

Getting from Koli National Park to Joensuu by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Joensuu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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Kolvananuuro ©
Kolvananuuro
New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli

5
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, make a trip to Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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