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:  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): wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then admire the landmark architecture 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 see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hamina trip itinerary builder site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Hamina is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in December: high temperatures in Hamina hover around -1°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Hamina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kotka
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Savonlinna day trip tool .

You can drive from Hamina to Savonlinna in 3 hours. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then tour the pleasant surroundings 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 next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku travel route planning website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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