11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 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 11th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, and then step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip builder website .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Vaasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, you will find days in Vaasa are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

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

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Turku takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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