11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

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. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Saariselka

Trails Winter Sports Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get outdoors at Akka-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Go for a jaunt from Lieksa to Koli to see Koli Shop Retkitupa about 52 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, explore the striking landscape at Uhrihalkeama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lieksa route maker .

Drive from Saariselka to Lieksa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Vaasa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the next day, walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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