11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 1 day
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotka
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo holiday maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 12th (Tue), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.

You can fly from Akaslompolo to Turku in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in March: high temperatures in Turku hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Tampere sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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Kotka

Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. On the 14th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally kick back and relax at Lehman.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Kotka sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Katajanokka and Temppeliaukio Church. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Artisaani.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."