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
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kuopio
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in August: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Oulu by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

4
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Shop till you drop at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Herajarvi Hiking Trail. Get outdoors at Venajanhiekka and Paha-Koli Hill. The adventure continues: trek along Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee, and take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Oulu to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. August in Kuopio sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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night
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then browse the range of quality goods at Prisma, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lappeenranta journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Lappeenranta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in Lappeenranta sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Imatra Waterfall
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Prisma ©
Prisma

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Lappeenranta to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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