10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuching

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website .

Kuching, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuching to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuching in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Stadin Panimo ©
Stadin Panimo
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kotka hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Hamina
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Main Building of Military School ©
Main Building of Military School

1
night
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 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip app .

You can drive from Kotka to Turku in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Haralanharju Tower, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Haralanharju Tower
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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