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:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenirfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary 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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Wed), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in April, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Levi to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Oulu are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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