11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Fri), wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, head off the coast to Lehman, and then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then make a trip to Stromforsin ruukki.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ruotsinpyhtaa vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Ruotsinpyhtaa. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in October; daily highs in Ruotsinpyhtaa reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Savonlinna by car takes about 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): trek along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail and then experience rural life at Aava Kertun Kotitila.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari day trip site .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks
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Aava Kertun Kotitila ©
Aava Kertun Kotitila

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and finally look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Mustasaari, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Shopping, #Nature
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Lapland Forestry Museum ©
Lapland Forestry Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

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Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): examine the collection at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inari are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Tours
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida
Inari Reindeerfarm ©
Inari Reindeerfarm

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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 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in November, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

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Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally stop by Marimekko.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church