8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip 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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

1
night
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 10th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pori.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Room Escape Games

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pori trip maker app .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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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 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, then don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, and finally head off the coast to Lehman.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kotka route builder tool .

You can drive from Pori to Kotka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lehman ©
Lehman

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