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
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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatorifor plenty of shopping. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and stop by Pien Shop & Bar.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in September, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, then brush up on your military savvy at Aland Maritime Museum, and then head off the coast to Kobba Klintar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mariehamn holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Mariehamn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Mariehamn are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Kobba Klintar ©
Kobba Klintar
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern

3
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Pike's Gut are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hanko: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Turku Cathedral (in Turku). It doesn't end there: hike along Tulliniemi Nature Path.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hanko trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mariehamn to Hanko. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to 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

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally stop by Patakirppis.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pori itinerary planning site.

Drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuhmo.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
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 29th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Taiga and then look for all kinds of wild species at Boreal Wildlife Centre.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kuhmo trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Pori to Kuhmo by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuhmo

Parks · Wildlife
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Boreal Wildlife Centre ©
Boreal Wildlife Centre

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square, then make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Kuhmo to Savonlinna in 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can 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

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 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila and then steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Riverside Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lehman.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kotka road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kotka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Kotka, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to 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

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