15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Singapore

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary maker website .

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 moving from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 12th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Saariselka reach -11°C and lows reach -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ounasjoki - River for activities, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Tampere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Tampere: highs are around -5°C and lows about -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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