16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
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:  25​h
End: Kuching

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.
For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Flamingo Entertainment Centre. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Marimekko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Kuching, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuching to Helsinki. In November, Helsinki is much colder than Kuching - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Kamppi Shopping Centre ©
Kamppi Shopping Centre

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 1st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the collection at Turku City Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, have fun at Moomin World, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip maker tool .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then take in the exciting artwork at Pori Art Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to 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 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Spy Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 6th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally have fun at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lahti trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Lahti sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lahti

Fun & Games Shopping
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Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune ©
Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Hohtokeila Lahti ©
Hohtokeila Lahti

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Fri), make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning website .

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 a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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