41 days in Finland Itinerary

41 days in Finland Itinerary

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41 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mustasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Pori
— 3 nights
5
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 4 nights
7
Savonlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
9
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum). Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site .

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 when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Haemeenlinna (Vankilamuseo & Hame Castle). see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tampere trip simple and quick.

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere

4
nights
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Mustasaari side-trips: Vaasa (Kaupungintalo - City Hall, Tikanoja Art Museum, & more). Spend a day of island exploring on the 5th (Fri) at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mustasaari itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Vaasa
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:
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Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

3
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirjurinluoto.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori holiday website .

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. In October in Pori, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku driving holiday app .

Getting from Pori to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

4
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. Go for a jaunt from Kotka to Kouvola to see Repovesi National Park about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and step off the mainland to explore Lehman.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kotka trip itinerary website .

Getting from Turku to Kotka by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Repovesi National Park, Valkmusa National Park
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

3
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Savonlinna: Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi) and Imatra (Imatra Waterfall, Lammassaari Island, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Savonlinna Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave, and look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Savonlinna travel planner .

You can drive from Kotka to Savonlinna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Imatra, Linnansaari National Park
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall

3
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Get out of town with these interesting Koli National Park side-trips: Joensuu (Carelicum, Joensuun Taidemuseo Onni, & more). Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Koli National Park vacation planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Koli National Park are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Saariselka trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Saariselka with the Route module. In October, Saariselka is little chillier than Koli National Park - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 26:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get outside with Seven Fells Up. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and then trek along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Akaslompolo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Icekarting Levi
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pyhatunturi and see Pyha-Luosto National Park, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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