9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Repovesi National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kouvola day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kouvola is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In July, Kouvola is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Kouvola to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Villa Mairea.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pori tour planner .

You can take a bus from Tampere to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Pori are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Parks
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning app .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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