11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Levi
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 1 night

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thencontemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Santa Claus Office and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning website.

You can fly from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 8th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari vacation app.

You can fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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