12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h
1
Kotka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampere
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then wander the streets of Linden Esplanade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden.

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Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Kotka reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna tour itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Inari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savonlinna in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida ©
Siida
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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 Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 10th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Market Square Kauppatori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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