10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai


3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, make a trip to Senate Square, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Spas Outdoors

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Tue), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip tool .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

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 2nd (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In January, Levi is little chillier than Tampere - with highs of -11°C and lows of -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Fri), snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

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