12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  18​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Kuching

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning tool .

Kuching, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Kuching - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 4th (Fri), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures and then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Giewont Husky Adventures, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral