8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Dubai

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

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 difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In May, Helsinki is colder than Dubai - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Turku by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in May: highs in Turku hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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