12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  31​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, then find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for shopping, parks, museums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Pielinen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Joensuu. In November, Joensuu is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Luosto Adventures in Luosto, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Joensuu in November, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Moomin Snowcastle ©
Moomin Snowcastle

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