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
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning 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. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 10th (Sun), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Levi are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Saariselka journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 13th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Vaasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Vaasa: highs are around 2°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere holiday builder .

You can take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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