9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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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. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Tampere is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Tampere, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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