7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): go for a walk through Linden Esplanade, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bunker Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, and finally stroll through Beach Mansikkalahti.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kotka trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Kotka is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kotka is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in May, things will get colder in Kotka: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamina, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Bunker Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral ©

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Kotka to Savonlinna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Savonlinna sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Turku vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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