7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get curious at Science Centre Pilke, and don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel route planning tool.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."