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
2
Pori
— 1 night
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

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 much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pori route builder website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Pori takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vaasa.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Vaasa sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oulu.

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Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Oulu trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

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