12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Taiga Colors. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Siida, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then relax in the rural setting at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Inari online travel planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 3°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 27th (Sat), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then meet the residents at Konijanka Petting Zoo, and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online holiday planner .

You can drive from Inari to Akaslompolo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo tour itinerary app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Kuusamo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, pick up some local products at Savonlinna Market Square, pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna attractions planning app .

Fly from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kuusamo in October: highs in Savonlinna hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get in touch with nature at Bellevue Beach and Teijo national park. Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Turku online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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