9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
day
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Sat), explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ruotsinpyhtaa attractions site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ruotsinpyhtaa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in Ruotsinpyhtaa: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, look for gifts at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and then see the interesting displays at Lapland Forestry Museum.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ruotsinpyhtaa to Rovaniemi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Ruotsinpyhtaa in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

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night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get outside with Seven Fells Up, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures, and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Siida, then experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Inari sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

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day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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 1st (Thu), explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, stop by Taiga Colors, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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