16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 day
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then stop by LAURI, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip maker app .

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 changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Paha-Koli Hill and Ukko-Koli Hill.

Find out how to plan Koli National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

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

Drive from Koli National Park to Vaasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Tampere online vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joellafor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Pernio to see Teijo national park about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Moomin World, view the masterpieces at Photographic Centre Peri, and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Nature Museums

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Family-friendly places like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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