29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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29 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall, then take in the exciting artwork at Tikanoja Art Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hietasaaren uimaranta.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mustasaari road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Mustasaari in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
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Hietasaaren uimaranta ©
Hietasaaren uimaranta
Raippaluodon Silta ©
Raippaluodon Silta

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Koli National Park: Joensuu (Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), Carelicum, & more). Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Mustasaari to Koli National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Joensuu
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market) ©
Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market)

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Punkaharju Ridge (in Punkaharju), Imatra (Imatra Waterfall & Lammassaari Island) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna journey planner .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Savonlinna takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, The Parikkala Sculpture Park, Punkaharju Ridge, Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Change things up with these side-trips from Jyvaskyla: Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi) and Leivonmaki National Park (in Joutsa). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Central Finland, and snap pictures at Karkisten Silta.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla online visit planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Leivonmaki National Park, Nokkakivi Amusement Park, Pyha-Hakki National Park
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, stroll through Suolijarvi Beach, and examine the collection at Spy Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Parola
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 19th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip planning website .

Drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Patakirppis ©
Patakirppis
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Turku travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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