14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Abu Dhabi

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Fri), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday builder website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 2nd (Sun) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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