17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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. On the 10th (Fri), head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, then let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Santalahti Nature Trail, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kotka online road trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kotka. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Kotka to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Katariina Seaside Park ©
Katariina Seaside Park

2
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 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then get advice or help at Riihisaari, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna attractions planner.

Drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 14th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilla holmen, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then get engrossed in the history at Kobba Klintar, and finally explore and take pictures at Wiklof Holding Arena.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip planner .

You can fly from Savonlinna to Mariehamn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planner.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere vacation builder app .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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