8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari with the Route module. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Turku with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a tour by water with Archipelago National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey builder app .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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