19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Helsinki
— 4 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Happy Guide Helsinki as well as Feel The Nature. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

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. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then have fun at Moomin World, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then steep yourself in history at Kuusisto Manor, and finally contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, then contemplate the long history of Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, and then examine the collection at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo trip builder .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Akaslompolo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mustasaari in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Muonio, Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

Discover how to plan a Rovaniemi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally gain insight at Kid's Land.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
You've now added Happy Guide Helsinki to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): get the lay of the land with Happy Guide Helsinki, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lahti in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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