15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online day trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari online attractions planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna road trip planning site .

Getting from Mustasaari to Savonlinna by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

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 2nd (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, then look for gifts at Alko, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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

Getting from Savonlinna to Tampere by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Alko ©
Alko

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): have fun at Moomin World, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Abo Akademi, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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