8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip builder website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vaasa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Vaasa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Vaasa at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Pori day trip planning site .

Drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 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 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Pori to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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