12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Imatra
— 1 night
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Haagan Alppiruusupuisto. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and head off the coast to Vallisaari.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 21:

1
night
Imatra

Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, then step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then look for gifts at Rajamarket.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Imatra travel planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Imatra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

1
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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Linnansaari National Park.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Imatra to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

2
nights
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 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."