20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 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
3
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

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 moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Levi, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Saariselka sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from Koli National Park with a short trip to Paalasmaan Surukivi in Juuka, about 38 minutes away.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park tour planning site .

Getting from Saariselka to Koli National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Saariselka in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Koli National Park, with lows around -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Paalasmaan Surukivi, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Koli Nature Centre Ukko ©
Koli Nature Centre Ukko

2
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 3rd (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then stop by Pikku Pietarin Torikuja, and finally ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kuopio trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Koli National Park to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Kuopio are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Museums 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally get your game on at Portaali VR.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Spas Parks
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary planning app .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Turku sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

4
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 (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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