9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Valletta to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mustasaari trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Mustasaari reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, examine the collection at Postal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Mustasaari to Tampere by car takes about 4 hours. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island trip maker site.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Lapinlahti, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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