8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, then find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, and finally contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hameenlinna tour itinerary builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hameenlinna is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hameenlinna is minus 2 hours. In December, Hameenlinna is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Parola
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Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Ranua Zoo and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hameenlinna to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hameenlinna in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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