12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  32​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

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 your second day here, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planning app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Joensuu is known for shopping, parks, museums, adventure, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, stop by Taitokortteli, browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu visit planner .

Explore your travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Joensuu at 1°C and lows at -3°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Joensuu in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Luosto Adventures
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Moomin Snowcastle ©
Moomin Snowcastle

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