8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Kuusamo
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and then look for gifts at Shopping Center Kumpare.

Before you visit Kuusamo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Singapore, Singapore to Kuusamo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Kuusamo, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in January; daily highs in Kuusamo reach -10°C and lows reach -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then examine the collection at Moomin Museum. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kuusamo in January; daily highs in Tampere reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip site .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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