8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  24​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

1
day
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 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

Plan a Rovaniemi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

George Town, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from George Town in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Turku by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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