16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  13​h 15​min
1
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Puumalan Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, and then explore the venue of Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, take in panoramic vistas at Naisvuori Observation Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then get outside with Lietvesi Scenic Road, and finally make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli online attractions planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mikkeli is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Mikkeli is minus 2 hours. In February, Mikkeli is much colder than Dubai - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally stroll through Ukko-Koli. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then take in the pleasant sights at Rylays Hill.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lieksa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mikkeli to Lieksa takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route app .

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Akaslompolo (Seven Fells Up & Safaris). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 11th (Tue), hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park and then stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in February, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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