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
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Centerfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Marimekko Oyj, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning site.

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 when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tampere route builder app.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Mustasaari are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Vaaksy Canal, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Lahti with the Route module. In October, daily temperatures in Lahti can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Vaaksy Canal
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Vaaksy Canal ©
Vaaksy Canal
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Sapokka Water Garden has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maretarium, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki, explore the galleries of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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You can drive from Lahti to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. October in Porvoo sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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