16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​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.
Head to LAURI and Kauppakeskus Sampokeskusfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark and Feelapland. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, and shop like a local with Lapland Forestry Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder site .

Kuching, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuching to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuching in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Theme Parks
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, have fun at Action Park, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari travel website .

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Inari, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Kid's Land and Levi Huskypark. Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Snow Village. Change things up with a short trip to Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and take a stroll through Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Levi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Tours

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Snow Village, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Rauhaniemi Beach and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. For shopping fun, head to Ideapark or Keittioelamaa. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

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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.
Family-friendly places like Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and make a splash at The Swimming Stadium.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Room Escape Games
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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