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
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​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.
Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route maker tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Levi road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, experience the excitement of Feelapland, then look for gifts at LAURI, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing tool .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Feelapland ©
Feelapland

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