12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku Castle (in Turku). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planning site .

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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Turku Castle
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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.
Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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