13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Mon), stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Turku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Turku is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then look for gifts at Alko, and finally explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip planning site.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Museums Parks
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City Sokos ©
City Sokos
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Korkeasaari Zoo and Hietaranta Beach will thrill your kids. Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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