13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Artisaani and Digelius Music. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, relax and rejuvenate at Yrjonkadun Swimming Hall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Artisaani ©


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Pyha-Luosto National Park and Safaris will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus


Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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