14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  23​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Turku. In May, Turku is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the next day, see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

Make your Mustasaari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In May in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. You'll get in some beach time at Venajanhiekka and Hiukka. Step out of Sotkamo to go to Sonkajarvi and see Jyrkkakosken Ruukki, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Hiidenportti National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and perfect your strike at Vuokatti Bowling.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sotkamo online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Sotkamo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka, Jyrkkakosken Ruukki
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

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 outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Sotkamo in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Helsinki. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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