15 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
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.
Temppeliaukion Church has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Ahvenisto, Bellevue Beach, Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

4
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Angry Birds Activity Park and Utra Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Savonlinna: Honkaniemi Beach (in Joensuu), Parikkala (Siikalahti Wetland & The Parikkala Sculpture Park) and Imatra (Lammassaari Island & Lempukka Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get to know the resident critters at Korpikeidas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip maker tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Savonlinna, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Parikkala, Joensuu, Imatra, Kerimaki Church
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Korpikeidas ©
Korpikeidas

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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