8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dubai

4
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.
Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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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 (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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