36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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36 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Muonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
4
Koli National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi to see Pyha-Luosto National Park about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then stroll through Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Muonio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Muonio takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in May; daily highs in Muonio reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi, Seven Fells Up
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka journey builder .

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for Koli National Park.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Kuopio (Entertainment Center IsoCee, Kuopio Market City Hall, & more). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Koli National Park tour builder site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saariselka to Koli National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saariselka in May: highs in Koli National Park hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kuopio
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Imatra, Kerimaki Church, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Explore Mustasaari's surroundings by going to Stundars Museum (in Solf) and Vaasa (Hietasaaren uimaranta, Setterbergin Puisto, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 20th (Sun) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta and cruise along Replot Bridge.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vaasa, Stundars Museum
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Yyteri Beach). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Hiekka Art Museum, and explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Tampere takes 4 hours. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pori, Holy Cross Church, Visavuori
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and have fun at Moomin World.

Start your trip to Turku by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

6
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 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Finnish Museum of Horology, Akvaariolinna
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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