12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

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 when traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and make a trip to Paateri.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Uhrihalkeama ©
Uhrihalkeama

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, get your game on at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, have fun at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku tour builder website .

Drive from Koli National Park to Turku in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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.
Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker app .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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