12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  23 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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 9th (Sun): stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Alko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In September in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Wed), look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Pori takes 3 hours. September in Pori sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

1
night
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 13th (Thu): browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Pori to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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