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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Digelius Music. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary 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 when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa tour planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 13th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Uhrihalkeama, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and then trek along Paha-Koli Hill. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, and then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. May in Koli National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

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