15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Poro Farmi will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is colder than Dubai - with highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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.
Shop till you drop at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and Sarestoniemi Museum. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Seven Fells Up will get you outdoors. Step out of Levi to go to Akaslompolo and see Safaris, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi road trip planning app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Sarestoniemi Museum
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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 10th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip app .

Getting from Levi to Tampere by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by Imatran Kalatalo, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Prisma.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Imatra itinerary maker app .

Drive from Tampere to Imatra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Imatra are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Prisma
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatran Kalatalo ©
Imatran Kalatalo
Prisma ©
Prisma

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around Riverside Park, and look for gifts at Artisaani.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Bellevue Beach, Paavolan Tammi, Stromforsin ruukki, Inkoon kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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