7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in May; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 12°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."