32 days in Finland Itinerary

32 days in Finland Itinerary

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32 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lieksa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more 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 difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Theme Parks Parks
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Photography Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lieksa: Kuhmo Arts Centre (in Kuhmo), Venajanhiekka (in Rautavaara) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Lieksa to be somewhat warmer, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Venajanhiekka, Kuhmo Arts Centre
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kuhmo Arts Centre ©
Kuhmo Arts Centre
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Joensuu: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Olavinlinna Castle (in Savonlinna) and Rapio Mill (in Juva). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Utra Beach, explore the activities along Pielinen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church, and enjoy some friendly competition at Entertainment Center IsoCee.

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

Drive from Lieksa to Joensuu in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuopio, Koli National Park, Rapio Mill, Olavinlinna Castle, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

4
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kotka: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aijanniemi Beach, head off the coast to Lehman, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip builder .

You can drive from Joensuu to Kotka in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kotka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Salpa Line Museum, Hamina Old Town, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Bellevue Beach, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna), Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Yyteri Beach, Ahvenisto, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Spas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Hirsala Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas

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