15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
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 8th (Sun), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
On the 10th (Tue), explore the activities along Pielinen and then get outside with Neitikoski Rapids. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, and then hike along Paha-Koli Hill.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and finally trek along Santalahti Nature Trail. On the next day, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, pause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, then make a trip to Linden Esplanade, and finally examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

Plan my day in Kotka using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Kotka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Turku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

5
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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