Route & dates
Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly: 9 h 30 min
Helsinki— 4 nights
Drive: 1 h 45 min
Turku— 3 nights
Train: 1 h 45 min
Tampere— 3 nights
Train + Fly: 4 h 45 min
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Fly: 18 h
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.
To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation tool.
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. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car 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, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, 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, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool.
Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up 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, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.
To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner.
Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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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