7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai


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2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 6th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

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 (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
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 (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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