Route & dates
15 days in Finland Itinerary
Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly: 9h 30min
Helsinki— 4 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Turku— 3 nights
train: 1h 45min
Tampere— 3 nights
train + Fly: 4h 45min
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Fly: 18h 30min
End: Kuala Lumpur
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Daughter of the Baltic
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.Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki. In July, Helsinki is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.
Things to do in Helsinki
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Go for a jaunt from Turku to Naantali to see Seatime about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary builder website .
Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.
Things to do in Turku
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Tampere is known for museums, historic sites, theme parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and look for gifts at Marjamaen Pajutila Willow Farm.
For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planning site .
Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Tampere
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.
To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.
You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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