12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 2nd (Tue), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and don't miss a visit to Paateri.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 7th (Sun), get your game on at Moomin World, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip maker site .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Turku in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
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.
Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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