11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online tour planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Rovaniemi is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Akaslompolo

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, examine the collection at Siida, and then make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Inari, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Shopping Museums
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, Tampere is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planning tool .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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