15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Rantasalmi
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
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 11th (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Koli National Park travel route planning app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto

few
hours
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi trip planning app .

Getting from Koli National Park to Rantasalmi by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Mustasaari on the 14th (Tue).

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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2
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Rantasalmi to Mustasaari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then have fun at Moomin World.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
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.
Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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