14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Take a break from Lieksa with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lieksa tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Lieksa with the Route module. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Lieksa to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Venture out of the city with trips to Levi (Icekarting Levi, Levi Ski Resort, & more). There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and steep yourself in history at Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Lieksa to Muonio in 9 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in December; daily highs in Muonio reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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

Getting from Muonio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Muonio in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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