12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kotka
— 1 day
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
3
Inari
— 1 day
4
Tampere
— 1 day
5
Turku
— 1 night
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights

1
day
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 6th (Sun): admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, make a trip to Linden Esplanade, then trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kotka is minus 6 hours. In October, Kotka is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth ©
Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth

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night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection 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 indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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
Savonlinna Market Square ©
Savonlinna Market Square

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 8th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in October, with highs in Inari at 3°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
day
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in October, expect nights in Tampere to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

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