12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Rauma
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai


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1
day
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. On the 27th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rauma road trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rauma is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Rauma, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Rauma hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visiting Teijo national park and The Archipelago Trail will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Gunnarstrand. There's more to do: browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku visit app .

Getting from Rauma to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 31st (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Julma Olkky.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo vacation builder website .

You can fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. July in Kuusamo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail ©
Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari holiday builder app .

Getting from Kuusamo to Inari by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then look for gifts at LAURI, and finally catch some excitement at Feelapland.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Historic Sites Shopping
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German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
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 4th (Sun): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Katajanokka, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Beaches Parks
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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