12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Artisaani. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning tool.

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. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 ©
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.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -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 Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Savonlinna in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In December, Savonlinna is a bit cooler than Kimito Island - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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 and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Kiutakongas Rapids, look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuusamo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Savonlinna in December, with highs in Kuusamo at -5°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pentik Hill
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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