20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Kotka
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
bus + train:  4​h 30​min
Kuopio
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
Levi
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Singapore

2
days
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 25th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, then take in panoramic vistas at Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kotka day trip planning tool .

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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in Kotka reach 3°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry

2
days
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, get your bearings at Riihisaari, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Siikalahti Wetland.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Siikalahti Wetland, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari

1
day
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

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Getting from Savonlinna to Kuopio by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

#Fun & Games, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Lutheran Cathedral ©
Lutheran Cathedral

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Fri), hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

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You can fly from Kuopio to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuopio in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

2
days
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, don't miss a visit to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Samiland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Theme Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 4th (Tue), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planner.

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Turku is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Moomin Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Museo Militaria (in Haemeenlinna). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampere planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Museo Militaria, Parola Tank Museum
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

4
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Porvoo Old Town
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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