17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner.

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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna vacation planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari online vacation builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, explore the world behind art at Maltinranta Artcenter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko.

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You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
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), don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, then have fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

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 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Theme Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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