9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 17th (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
On the 20th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Trails Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and stroll through Sibelius Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are much warmer (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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