10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 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 23rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then experience the excitement of Feelapland. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Pilke Science Centre, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Fun & Games, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Trails, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

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

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Turku is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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 off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sibelius Monument, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online visit planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Room Escape Games

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