19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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19 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
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 28th (Thu), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 30th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Pielinen and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Getting from Levi to Koli National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Levi in November, expect Koli National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuopio attractions planner.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip builder website .

Take a train from Kuopio to Tampere in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Fri), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku holiday planner .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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