13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Levi
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Kemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Porvoo
— Few hours
9
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Dubai


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

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. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Kultaranta Garden, then get your game on at Moomin World, then pause for some serene contemplation at Naantali Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naantali attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Naantali takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Naantali can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Naantali

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Naantali Church ©
Naantali Church
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

Discover how to plan a Levi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Naantali to Levi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Naantali in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inari trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Thu), make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online journey planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi online route planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. December in Kemi sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Tornio Church
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

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hours
Porvoo

Porvoo
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online day trip planner .

Fly from Kemi to Porvoo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Porvoo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. You'll set off for Porvoo on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Nature Museums
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nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. On the next day, wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online trip planner .

On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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