7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Akaslompolo

On the 18th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akaslompolo is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Akaslompolo. In April, Akaslompolo is colder than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Akaslompolo in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa

1
night
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 20th (Sat): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

3
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Artisaani. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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