9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
+3
bus + subway + bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  27​h
End: Johor Bahru

3
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 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Johor Bahru to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Johor Bahru in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 3rd (Sun), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari holiday maker site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Mustasaari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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