23 days in Finland Itinerary

23 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately Poytya away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, browse the collection at Turku City Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip app.

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. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Turku at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Aleksanterin Kirkko. Get outdoors at Rauhaniemi Beach and Viikinsaari Island. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get your game on at Space Bowling & Billiards Tampere, don't miss a visit to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore, and browse the fresh offerings at Laukontori.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 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 Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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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): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then stroll around Kirjurinluoto.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pori trip planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Mustasaari takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rantasalmi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
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 wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park. On your second day here, 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, steep yourself in history at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rantasalmi online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rantasalmi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rantasalmi

Nature Parks 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 ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Get outdoors at Ukko-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Herajarvi Hiking Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Koli National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Rantasalmi to Koli National Park takes 3 hours. In August in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough 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 Hiukka and Venajanhiekka for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto and Hiidenportti National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sotkamo travel route planning app.

You can drive from Koli National Park to Sotkamo in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Sotkamo to Helsinki with the Route module. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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