16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hanko
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Kuhmo
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, stop by Taiga Colors, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mariehamn trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Mariehamn can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

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Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Escape the urban bustle at Teijo National Park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Pike's Gut. Get out of town with these interesting Hanko side-trips: Turku (Ispoinen Beach and Sauna & Turku Cathedral). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hanko trip planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariehamn to Hanko. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Turku, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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Pori

Pori ©
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, stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hanko to Pori. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Pori

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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Kuhmo

Kuhmo ©
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.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuhmo travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Pori to Kuhmo with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, indulge your taste buds 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.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kuhmo to Savonlinna. In November, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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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. On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): walk around Riverside Park, then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and then step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kotka driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kotka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman