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
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip 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. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku online visit planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inari trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Turku in September, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna holiday app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Savonlinna in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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