9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  45 h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Aland Island
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at St. John's Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Nicholas Church.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kotka is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, things will get much colder in Kotka: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Oulu.

Things to do in Kotka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hamina
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St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 16th (Mon), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oulu online journey planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Kotka to Oulu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Aland Island.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

1
day
Aland Island

Aland Island ©
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum and then examine the collection at Museumship Pommern.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Aland Island trip planner .

Getting from Oulu to Aland Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums
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Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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 19th (Thu), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral and then examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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.
You've now added National Museum of Finland to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip app .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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