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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dubai

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip tool .

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary tool .

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pori day trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum

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