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
train + bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Kokkola
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kotka
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  18​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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

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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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then take an in-depth tour of Soderlangvik. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kimito Island holiday tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Manor ©
Soderlangvik Manor
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

2
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 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kannuksen Kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia, then see the interesting displays at K.H. Renlund Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Neristan (Old Wooden Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Aspegrens Rosenlund, then see the interesting displays at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and finally see the interesting displays at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum - Provincial Museum of Central Ostrobothnia.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kokkola trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kokkola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Kokkola sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pietarsaari, Kannuksen Kirkko
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K.H. Renlund Museum ©
K.H. Renlund Museum
Neristan (Old Wooden Town) ©
Neristan (Old Wooden Town)
Kannuksen Kirkko ©
Kannuksen Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 15th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, pause for some photo ops at Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, and finally examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna attractions planning website .

You can drive from Kokkola to Savonlinna in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

few
hours
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 15th (Tue), examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, then wander the streets of Hamina Old Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kotka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kotka are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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