12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Joensuu
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Helsinki to be cooler, 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

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Joensuu

— 3 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Koli National Park (Pielinen, Ukko-Koli Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. In November, Joensuu is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 1°C and lows of -3°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Joensuu in November, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."