8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Attractions like Bellevue Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Riimikko in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Riimikko
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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planning site .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spas
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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