12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  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, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation 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 changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and make a trip to Paateri.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Koli National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time 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
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

1
night
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): hike along The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Turku. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Room Escape Games
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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