16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  17 h 15 min
1
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and then stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Salpa Line Museum, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, then take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, and finally step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kotka online trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in October; daily highs in Kotka reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Salpa Line Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Pielisen Museum & Paateri). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, and hike along Ukko-Koli Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Joensuu trip planner .

Drive from Kotka to Joensuu in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Joensuu are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joensuu to Rovaniemi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Joensuu in October: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mustasaaren kirkko, then identify plant and animal life at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site, and then test your team's savvy at Makeitout.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Vaasa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Vaasa hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Mustasaaren kirkko ©
Mustasaaren kirkko

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 25th (Fri): let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online route planner .

You can drive from Vaasa to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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