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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Singapore

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann's Department Storefor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip 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. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku online journey maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 16th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kimito Island road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kimito Island in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare, and then stroll through Ruka. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Kuusamo hover around -5°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Museums Trails

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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