36 days in Finland Itinerary

36 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi (about 1h 35 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks 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): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Muonio trip planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Muonio in 3 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, things will get slightly colder in Muonio: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Muonio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saariselka using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Muonio to Saariselka takes 4 hours. May in Saariselka sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. 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

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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Koli National Park: Kuopio (Entertainment Center IsoCee, Kuopio Market City Hall, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, trek along Ukko-Koli Hill, and delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Saariselka to Koli National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Saariselka in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Koli National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to 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), admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Savonlinna trip site.

Drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Vaasa (Hietasaaren uimaranta, Setterbergin Puisto, &more) and Stundars Museum (in Solf). Spend the 20th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Savonlinna to Mustasaari. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Stundars Museum ©
Stundars Museum
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Juselius Mausoleum & Yyteri Beach), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Postal Museum, admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get your game on at Moomin World, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Turku tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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