16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In September, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Koli National Park

— 4 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, get great views at Rylays Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Koli National Park to Mustasaari by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. September in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island and then cast your line with VMB Fishing.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."