9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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 reviews and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. 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 fly to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 4:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 get a taste of the local shopping with 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 find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a 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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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 · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Kamppi Chapel of Silence. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."