8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in February, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 0°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
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 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Vepsa Island, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna day trip tool .

Getting from Turku to Savonlinna by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Turku in February, expect Savonlinna to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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