11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  19​h
1
Helsinki
— Few hours
train:  8​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
train:  12​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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hours
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.
To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. You'll set off for Rovaniemi on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

5
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as Tatuka Palvelut and Lappi Areena. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Church of Sodankyla in Sodankyla, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by LAURI, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tatuka Palvelut, Church of Sodankyla
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 5th (Wed), stop by Artisaani, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, then examine the collection at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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