11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
2
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
3
Helsinki
— 1 night

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ski Resort Ritavalkea, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll through Ruka and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuusamo road trip planning site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Kuusamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

1
night
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 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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