11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Helsinki
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get outdoors at Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Lieksa: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Koli National Park (Ukko-Koli, Uhrihalkeama, &more). There's more to do: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and take a peaceful walk through Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Lieksa. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vaasa travel planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Vaasa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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