9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Levi is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Levi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Inari driving holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inari are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

1
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Turku in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Inari in December, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Boss Shop, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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