21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and ARTag Gallery capture your imagination. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. We've included these beaches for you: Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get outdoors at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Head to Laukko Manor and Galleria Rongafor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and look for gifts at Keittioelamaa.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

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

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Take a break from the city and head to Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Levi road trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Levi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Koli National Park in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental