23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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23 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  23​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Rantasalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Sotkamo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
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 Vepsa Island and Kurjenrahka National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and stroll through The Archipelago Trail.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Turku due to the time zone difference. In August, Turku is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, perfect your strike at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, make a trip to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore, and browse the fresh offerings at Laukontori.

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Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planning app .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rantasalmi

Rantasalmi ©
Rantasalmi is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region. On the 24th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind The Spirit of the fortress, then appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rantasalmi online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Rantasalmi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Savonlinna
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park route builder app .

You can drive from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail ©
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail

3
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Visit Venajanhiekka and Hiukka for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Hiidenportti National Park and Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sotkamo route planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Sotkamo takes 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Rautavaara
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Get some historical perspective at Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a peaceful walk through Norman Travels, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church