9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  28 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

5
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 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 4°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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