11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  19​h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
train:  8​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  12​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SantaPark and Feelapland. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio), Kemi Church (in Kemi) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and look for gifts at LAURI.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Kemi Church, Tatuka Palvelut
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
SantaPark ©
SantaPark
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, stop by Artisaani, then explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Spas & Wellness

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