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
— 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the 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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 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 Wildlife
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsingholm Guest Harbour and then explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island visit planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Kimito Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 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 Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kokkola.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Kokkola

Kokkola ©
Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kannuksen Kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Pedagogy, K.H.Renlund museum, then admire the masterpieces at K.H. Renlund Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history 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, take in nature's colorful creations at Aspegrens Rosenlund, then examine the collection at Arctic Museum Nanoq, and finally examine the collection at Lassander House, K.H.Renlund museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kokkola trip builder app.

Drive from Turku to Kokkola in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In October, daytime highs in Kokkola are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Savonlinna takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
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. To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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