12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Wed), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, stroll around Observatory Hill Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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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 May, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, admire all the interesting features of Savijarvi Gard Manor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo tour itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Savijarvi Gard Manor
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

2
nights
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 1st (Sat): hike along The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation planning website .

You can drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
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 3rd (Mon): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June in Tampere, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, and finally indulge your taste buds at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Highlights from your plan
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip builder .

Getting from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savonlinna in June: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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