10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 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.
On the 9th (Fri), experience rural life at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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