9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  16 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Mon), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Turku at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki holiday planning tool.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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