12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

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.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 31st (Fri), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, take a pleasant ride with Savijarvi Gard Manor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 1st (Sat), hike along The Archipelago Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, have fun at Adventure Park, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary website.

Fly from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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."