14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
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.
Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by Marimekko Oyj, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary 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. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Finnish Museum of Horology, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 24th (Mon): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 25th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Pori are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Wed), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, and finally look for gifts at Alko. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 28th (Fri), hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip app.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Lahti, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lahti in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum