11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Asikkala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Artisaani.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Thu), get all the information you need at Riihisaari, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paaskylahden kirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Asikkala.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Asikkala

— 1 night
Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and finally learn about winemaking at Pihamaa Estate & Winery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Asikkala trip maker app.

Drive from Savonlinna to Asikkala in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Asikkala are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Asikkala

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Turku

— 2 nights
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 30th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Turku online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Asikkala to Turku by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."