11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Inari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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 changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 17th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Soderlangvik and then look for all kinds of wild species at Oro.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kimito Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Kimito Island: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor
Oro ©
Oro

1
night
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 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip builder .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 20th (Thu), take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then see the interesting displays at Siida.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari trip planning app .

Getting from Turku to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Turku in December, with highs in Inari at -7°C and lows at -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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