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
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
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.
Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Boss Shop. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online attractions 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. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lahti tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

1
night
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 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Turku holiday site .

You can drive from Lahti to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku 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 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mustasaari trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in November, expect Akaslompolo to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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