11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  15​min
Vantaa
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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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.
Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip 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. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vantaa.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
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Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 30th (Tue), get your game on at Naurusaari Indoor Playground, enjoy some friendly competition at BowlCircus Flamingo, then examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, and finally perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vantaa trip planner .

Vantaa is very close to Helsinki. October in Vantaa sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
Flamingo Entertainment Centre
BowlCircus Flamingo ©
BowlCircus Flamingo
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum

1
day
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Espoo online tour planner .

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Vantaa. In October in Espoo, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
day
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 1st (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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You can drive from Espoo to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Fri), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. November in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

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Getting from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in November, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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