9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Shop till you drop at Marimekko and Old Market Hall. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 21st (Fri), fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Lahti in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Lahti: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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 22nd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Lahti to Turku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, 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 take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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