8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
George Town, Penang Island

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sibelius Monument. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

George Town, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. Traveling from George Town in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): trek along The Archipelago Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): examine the collection at Moomin Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Moomin Museum ©
Moomin Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
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