16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
3
Hanko
— 3 nights
4
Pori
— 2 nights
5
Kuhmo
— 1 day
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
7
Kotka
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel planner.

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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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, 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 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or 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 · Parks · Nature
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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get outdoors at Bellevue Beach and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Venture out of the city with trips to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Turku Cathedral (in Turku). 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.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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, 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

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

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day
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.

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
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

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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 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 go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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. 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 car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. 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

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki
Lehman ©
Lehman