11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Galleria Lapinlahtifor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, stop by OMA Puoti, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

Before you visit Tampere, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vaasa tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Tampere to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vaasa are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
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 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Vaasa to Inari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vaasa in March, expect Inari to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 27th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Levi sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get outside with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Akaslompolo online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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