15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, catch some excitement at Feelapland, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

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.
Go for a jaunt from Levi to Muonio to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park about 58 minutes away. On the 18th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi online day trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Ahvenisto Activity Park and Sarkanniemi Theme Park make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Birthplace of Jean Sibelius in Haemeenlinna--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Levi to Tampere by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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