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
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning 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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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 28th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku route builder website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Feelapland, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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