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
— 6 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Oulu
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Raseborg (Fagervik Church & Ekenas Archipelago National Park). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, try for a hole-in-one at Hohtogolf West Coast, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raseborg, Bellevue Beach, Tapiola Golf, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 26th (Tue), take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, then steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, and finally shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, then take in the exciting artwork at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo tour site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Stromforsin ruukki, Hiidenkirnut, Loviisan kirkko
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kauppahalli and Kierikkikeskus will appeal to history buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Luovon Puoji and Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Porvoo to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Kemi Church, Haukipudas Church
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Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Auttikongas and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Explore hidden gems such as LAURI and German Soldier s Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

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Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Safaris
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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