12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  18​h
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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. On the 6th (Sun), trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kotka route planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kotka. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Kotka to be colder, temps between 8°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get outdoors at Paha-Koli Hill and Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Koli National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Terranova, then sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kyr0 Distillery Company.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Vaasa travel app .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Vaasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kyr0 Distillery Company
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company ©
Kyr0 Distillery Company
Bock’s Corner Brewery ©
Bock’s Corner Brewery

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Rock Church and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planning site .

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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