11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

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. On the 10th (Tue), take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marian Kirkko, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hamina trip maker app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hamina is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Hamina is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Hamina to be colder, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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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.
On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hamina to Savonlinna. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough 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.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -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

Beaches Outdoors 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

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): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally shop like a local with Galleria Lapinlahti. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, view the masterpieces at Okra, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back 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 ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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