16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
On the 31st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Traveling from Dubai in March, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Room Escape Games

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, hike along Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Vaasa trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tampere to Vaasa by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Bjorko-Panike Hiking Trail
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with Oulu Climbing Centre.

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You can drive from Vaasa to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Feelapland and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stop by Shopping Center Kumpare, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip planner .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa, see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Kuusamo to Koli National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Kuusamo in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Koli
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Nuuksio National Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Helsinki vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Porvoo, Hiidenkirnut, Nuuksio National Park
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Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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