13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Singapore Changi Airport

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, then make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and finally stop by Kankurin Tupa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time 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 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Espoo

— 3 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): walk around Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a splash at Serena Water Park.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo online vacation planner.

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku vacation planning app.

You can drive from Espoo to Turku in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Vantaa

— 2 nights
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum and then admire the striking features of Pyhan Laurin kirkko. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and then see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vantaa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Vantaa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. November in Vantaa sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 3:

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."