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:  19​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

George Town, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from George Town to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from George Town in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

Make your Helsinki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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