14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  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): relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip maker.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Turku is an approximately 23- hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Turku is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, with highs in Turku at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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. On the 6th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Mustasaari online attractions planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. May in Mustasaari sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Step out of the city life by going to Hiukka and Venajanhiekka. 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. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara and enjoy some friendly competition at Vuokatti Bowling.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sotkamo travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Sotkamo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Visiting Norman Travels and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Sotkamo in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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