10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  25​h
1
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna day trip planning website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Savonlinna is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, things will get much colder in Savonlinna: highs are around 1°C and lows about -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Imatra trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Imatra

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lappeenranta
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Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then stroll through Kirjurinluoto. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Imatra to Pori takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
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 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stromforsin ruukki and Aurinkolahti Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Stromforsin ruukki
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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