11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Vaasa Airport, Drive to Mustasaari
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive to Vaasa Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Kemi (Icebreaker Sampo & Kemi Church). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally look for gifts at Marimekko. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Mustasaari. When traveling from Helsinki in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mustasaari: temperatures range from 0°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."