16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuching
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + 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.
Do your shopping at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Marimekko Oyj. Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Flamingo Entertainment Center, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kuching, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuching in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
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.
Kick 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 get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then make a trip to Naantali Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder.

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

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then view the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Palace of Junnelius.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pori trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Turku to Pori by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Pori Art Museum ©
Pori Art Museum
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): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and finally perfect your strike at Hohtokeila Lahti.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lahti journey builder tool.

Take a train from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Lahti, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to 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
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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 have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lahti to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lahti in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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