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:  2 h 45 min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
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): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, contemplate the long history of Kotka Church, then admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hamina day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hamina is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. In December, Hamina is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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.
On the 11th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. In December in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. 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.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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): browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough 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.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at 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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Galerie Anhava, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 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. 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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