14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

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


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1
night
Porvoo

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Porvoo is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In December, Porvoo is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hiidenkirnut
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Kukkolankoski. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Go for a jaunt from Kemi to Tornio to see Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church and pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kemi holiday maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Kemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Tornio, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kukkolankoski
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 25th (Wed), look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kemi to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 26th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi itinerary 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 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure Parks Winter Sports
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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. On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then explore and take pictures at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inari trip maker site .

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

4
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.
Visit Bellevue Beach and Helsinki Cathedral for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be warmer, 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

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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