14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Head to Marimekko and Flamingo Entertainment Centrefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Old Market Hall, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, The Finnish Museum of Horology
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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.
On the 24th (Mon), browse the collection at Turku City Library, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): kick back and relax 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 spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pori itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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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 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and finally stop by Alko. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lahti holiday builder .

Drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lahti in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village