15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Tikanoja Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Vaasa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Vaasa is minus 2 hours. In August, Vaasa is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Yyteri Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori Art Museum (in Pori) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip app .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pori, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, ponder the design of Harmonia, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, and get a taste of the local shopping with Photographic Centre Peri.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder app .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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 Heureka will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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