7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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 2nd (Sat): snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sibelius Hall or Old Market Hall. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Boss Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planning app .

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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