8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vaasa is an approximately 16- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Vaasa. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Vaasa at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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), enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then examine the collection at Villa Mairea.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Pori sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vaasa to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Pori, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planning website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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