6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Saariselka
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos and then examine the collection at Siida.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Tours Museums
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida ©
Siida

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Saariselka

Saariselka
For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka day trip website .

You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Saariselka are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Shopping
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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Saariselka to Kemi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kemi, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -10°C in January, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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