17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): have fun at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then make a trip to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory), and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saariselka day trip planning app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Saariselka when traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Levi vacation maker website .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
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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 8th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Haihara Art Centre. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip app .

Fly from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in February; daily highs in Tampere reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Mon), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Turku are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Paavolan Tammi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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