9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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