10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
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.
On the 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Helsinki. Traveling from Jeddah in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi road trip planning tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornio Church ©
Tornio Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see Santa Claus Office, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then meet the residents at Feelapland, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling, and finally look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for little chillier nights in Saariselka, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari travel route planning site .

You can drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, then get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, and finally make a trip to Söderskärin majakka.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo travel planner .

You can fly from Inari to Porvoo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Porvoo is a bit warmer than Inari - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Halosenniemi Museum, Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Heureka
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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Heureka ©
Heureka
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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