47 days in Finland Itinerary

47 days in Finland Itinerary

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47 days in Finland Itinerary

Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Pori
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Kotka
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
Imatra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sotkamo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kuhmo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Kuusamo
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Kuala Lumpur

7
days
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Ullanlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Aurlahti Beach, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

3
days
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Archipelago National Park and Turku Cathedral. Take a break from the city and head to Oro and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Step out of Kimito Island to go to Turku and see Turku Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Oro ©
Oro
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
days
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Teijo national park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hanko route planner.

Drive from Kimito Island to Hanko in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trip

Teijo national park
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6
days
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Yyteri Beach and Spas & Wellness. Get in touch with nature at Herrainpaivat Beach and Kurjenrahka National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Koylio Church (in Koylio), Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get outside with Yyterin Nakotorni, take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pori sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pori are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampere, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma, Koylio Church
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

7
days
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santalahti Nature Trail and Lehman. Get outdoors at Arboretum Mustila and Aijanniemi Beach. Explore Kotka's surroundings by going to Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). On the 24th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, admire the striking features of Main Building of Military School, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kotka tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pori to Kotka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Hamina, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Mielakka Ski Center, Hiidenvuori
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

3
days
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lammassaari Island and Olavinlinna Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Lempukka Beach and Imatra Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Imatra: Riihisaari (in Savonlinna) and Parikkala (The Parikkala Sculpture Park & Siikalahti Wetland). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, have fun at HopLop Lappeenranta, and brush up on your military savvy at Imatra Veteran’s Home Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Imatra trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Imatra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Savonlinna, Parikkala
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle

5
days
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Step out of the city life by going to Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. Step off the beaten path and head to Kainuun Vaellustalli and Vuokatinvaara. Venture out of the city with trips to Kajaani (Kajaani Church & Kajaani Castle ruins) and Nurmes Church (in Nurmes). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sotkamo day trip planning website .

Getting from Imatra to Sotkamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Imatra in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sotkamo, with lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kajaani, Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Nurmes Church
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli

2
days
Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. On the 2nd (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wild Taiga.

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Getting from Sotkamo to Kuhmo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Kuhmo

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

4
days
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Kiutakongas Rapids and Salla Ski Resort. Step off the beaten path and head to Syote Ski & Nature Resort and Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction. Go for a jaunt from Kuusamo to Suomussalmi to see Hossa National Park about 1h 05 min away.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kuhmo to Kuusamo takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -10°C, and evening lows to -19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Salla, Hossa National Park, Syote Ski & Nature Resort
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

2
days
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Siida, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Inari, expect temperatures between -11°C during the day and -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

#Trails, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safaris and Scandinavian Adventures. Explore Levi's surroundings by going to Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo) and Muonio (Muonion Kotiseutumuseo & Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and get your game on at Kid's Land.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Inari to Levi by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -11°C, while at night they dip to -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Akaslompolo, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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