18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mustasaari
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Pack the 20th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder website .

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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Turku vacation planning website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, then pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Linnansaari National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Savonlinna tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Savonlinna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 29th (Wed), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Mustasaari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mustasaari in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip tool .

You can drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In June in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Fun & Games
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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