8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Riimikkofor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Bellevue Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Riimikko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Spas
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, 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 where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Shopping
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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