12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
4
Joensuu
— 2 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenrevel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 22nd (Sun), find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, thentake an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Perameren Kansallispuisto and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kemi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda

2
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. On the 24th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, thenmake a trip to Paateri, and finally examine the collection at Pielisen Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): trek along Akka-Koli Hill and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lieksa trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Lieksa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Lieksa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paateri ©
Paateri
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
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Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arctic Trainers SUP-center. On the 26th (Thu), find your balance on the water with Arctic Trainers SUP-center, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botania - Botanical Garden and Tropical Butterfly Garden, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, and finally don't miss a visit to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla. Here are some ideas for day two: hunt for treasures at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Valamo Monastery, and then stop by Kauppakeskus Iso Myy.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Joensuu day trip planning website.

You can drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

New Valamo Monastery
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New Valamo Monastery ©
New Valamo Monastery
Arctic Trainers SUP-center ©
Arctic Trainers SUP-center
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma ©
Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenmake a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thenadmire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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