17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Dubai

7
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 Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and stop by Marimekko.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker website .

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. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, have fun at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Turku in April; daily highs in Levi reach 3°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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