16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Imatra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stromforsin ruukki and St. John's Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Hiidenvuori in Iitti (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Lehman, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

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Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get cooler in Kotka: highs are around 3°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hamina, Stromforsin ruukki, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
On the 5th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauritsala Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): hike along Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taipalsaaren kirkko, then take an in-depth tour of Wolkoff House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Imatra trip maker tool .

You can drive from Kotka to Imatra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lappeenranta, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lappeen Marian kirkko ©
Lappeen Marian kirkko
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, make a trip to Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and finally look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail and then explore the world behind art at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Savonlinna in November: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -1°C and lows are around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Ett Hem Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pargas Church, then let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

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Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, Turku is a bit warmer than Kuusamo - with highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pargas Church, Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Katajanokka and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria