16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Imatra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Kotka
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in August, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

#Shopping, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get in touch with nature at Lemmenjoki National Park and Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Step off the beaten path and head to Siida and The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in August, with highs in Inari at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, then stop by Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuusamo road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kuusamo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuusamo

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, and then explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Koli National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, daily temperatures in Koli National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Koli National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

1
night
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 15th (Wed), hike along Malonsaari, then stroll through Lempukka Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Imatra travel tool .

Drive from Koli National Park to Imatra in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Imatra are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valkmusa National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Imatra to Kotka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Valkmusa National Park
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Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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