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
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally stop by Marimekko. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

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 to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In July, Helsinki is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 25th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Lahti City Hall, examine the collection at Lahti Ski Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lahti trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lahti are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Lahti

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Drive from Lahti to Pori in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Pori to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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