16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hanko
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kuhmo
— 1 day
Drive
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Market Square Kauppatori. Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Mariehamn, Aland Island

— 1 night
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar.

Discover how to plan a Mariehamn trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Mariehamn by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

Hanko

— 3 nights
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bellevue Beach and Teijo National Park. Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Turku (Turku Cathedral & Turku Castle). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Pike's Gut.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hanko trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mariehamn to Hanko takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:

Pori

— 2 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 24th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally look for gifts at Patakirppis.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pori itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Pori are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Kuhmo

— 1 day
Kuhmo is a town and a municipality in Finland and is located at the south-eastern corner of the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuhmo travel app.

You can drive from Pori to Kuhmo in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Savonlinna

— 1 night
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, savor the flavors at Savonlinna Market Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna road trip planning tool.

Getting from Kuhmo to Savonlinna by car takes about 5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Kotka

— 2 nights
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 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then don't miss a visit to Stromforsin Ruukki. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kotka trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Savonlinna to Kotka by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29: