11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
2
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Kotka
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights

1
day
Rovaniemi

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

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Akaslompolo

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 · Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
day
Turku

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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Keittioelamaa ©
Keittioelamaa

1
night
Kotka

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
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Lehman ©
Lehman
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Artisaani. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kamppi Shopping Centre and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, visit Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Kotka to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

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