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22 days in Finland Itinerary
Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly: 18h 30min
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Levi— 3 nights
Tampere— 3 nights
Train: 1h 45min
Turku— 2 nights
Helsinki— 9 nights
End: Kuala Lumpur
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ranua Zoo. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website .
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Levi.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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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 27th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.
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Traveling by bus from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Levi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.
Things to do in Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hame Castle. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki observation tower, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.
To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planner .
You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Levi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Levi in November; daily highs in Tampere reach 2°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.
Things to do in Tampere
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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 2nd (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Biological Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary site .
Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.
Things to do in Turku
Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Daughter of the Baltic
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.Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 7th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.
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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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