9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  16 h 45 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. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Heureka about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app .

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. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, get your game on at Moomin World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary website .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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