16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

5
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 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Moomin World, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari itinerary tool .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Mustasaari in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Mustasaari can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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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 (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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