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:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 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.
On the 30th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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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. In March, Rovaniemi is cooler than Dubai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Safaris. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip itinerary app .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
On the 4th (Thu), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Vaasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Levi in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
day
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally take a stroll through Hamina Old Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kotka vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Vaasa to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hamina Old Town
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Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): wander the streets of Katajanokka, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

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You can drive from Kotka to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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