11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temppeliaukion Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna attractions website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Paateri (in Lieksa) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, stroll through Paha-Koli Hill, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu road trip website .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In October in Joensuu, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa, Paateri
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poro Farmi, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rovaniemi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Joensuu in October, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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