11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Hamina
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamina trip itinerary builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hamina is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hamina is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get much colder in Hamina: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hamina to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel route planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

2
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 14th (Sat), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, view the masterpieces at Okra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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