Route & dates
Fly: 18 h
Rovaniemi— 2 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Levi— 2 nights
Fly: 4 h 45 min
Turku— 2 nights
Drive: 2 h
Helsinki— 5 nights
Fly: 15 h 30 min
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.On the 2nd (Wed), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenfind something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.
Kuching, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuching to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuching in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.
To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning website.
You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.
Things to do in Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, thenbrowse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, thenget lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.
For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site.
You can fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.
Things to do in Turku
Vaski Adventure Island
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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.When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary app.
You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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