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
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Porvoo Old Town. Spend the 9th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki 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. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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