17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Mariehamn, Aland Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Subway:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 10th (Fri), head off the coast to Haapasaari Island, then let little ones run wild at Katariina Seaside Park, and then walk around Sapokka Water Garden. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Santalahti Nature Trail, then contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kotka trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kotka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in August, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Haapasaari Island ©
Haapasaari Island
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, get answers to all your questions at Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip builder app.

Getting from Kotka to Savonlinna by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linnansaari National Park, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum

1
night
Mariehamn, Aland Island

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, stroll around Lilla holmen, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museumship Pommern. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, steep yourself in history at Salis Batteri, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally see where the action happens at Wiklof Holding Arena.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mariehamn trip builder app.

Getting from Savonlinna to Mariehamn by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården ©

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 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Mariehamn to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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