12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aurlahti Beach and K-market Hakaniemi. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Aurlahti Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 8th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church, examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, stop by Viherlandia, then stop by Punnitse & Saasta, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Helsinki on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petajavesi Old Church
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 10th (Sun), stop by Moomin Shop Forum and then buy something for everyone on your list at Forum.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping
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Forum Shopping Center ©
Forum Shopping Center
Moomin Shop Forum ©
Moomin Shop Forum
Verkkokauppa.com Jatkasaari ©
Verkkokauppa.com Jatkasaari

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Lapland Forestry Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Arctic Lifestyle, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the bus ride to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

1
night
Levi

Levi
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. September in Levi sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will leave for Rovaniemi on the 14th (Thu).

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planner.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in September, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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