9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25​h
Savonlinna
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
Inari
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online sightseeing planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Savonlinna is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Savonlinna is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Savonlinna to be cooler, temps between 16°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): trek along Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, identify plant and animal life at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. On your second day here, relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then head outdoors with Karhunkierros, and then examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Savonlinna in September, plan for little chillier days in Kuusamo, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros

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Inari

Inari ©
On the 12th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Siida, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Kuusamo to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Inari, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site .

Getting from Inari to Turku by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from Inari in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Turku, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 14th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Spas
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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