14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning app .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at Portaali VR, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

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Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach -5°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hit the slopes at Ruka, then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, and then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip planning tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kuusamo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Kuusamo is a bit cooler than Tampere - with highs of -10°C and lows of -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally have fun at Action Park.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka planner .

Drive from Kuusamo to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -11°C, and evening lows to -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Levi Ski Resort and Kid's Land. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Snow Village in Kittila, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi sightseeing planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by combination of bus and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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