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:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Lahti
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online vacation builder .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): trek along The Archipelago Trail, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, admire the masterpieces at Pori Art Museum, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, and finally stroll through Yyteri Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pori itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum
Porin Kauppahalli ©
Porin Kauppahalli

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere vacation website .

You can drive from Pori to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

3
nights
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Repovesi National Park and Valkmusa National Park. There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti sightseeing planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Lahti sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin ruukki, Valkmusa National Park, Repovesi National Park
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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