15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 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.
Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip 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 when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in August, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Mon), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vaasa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Vaasa day trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Vaasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. September in Vaasa sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience the excitement of Feelapland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip builder .

Getting from Vaasa to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Vaasa in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, museums, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Paha-Koli Hill, stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and explore the activities along Pielinen.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Koli National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kotka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then stroll around Riverside Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kotka trip planning tool .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Kotka in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

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