20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Mustasaari
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Singapore

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi route planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

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#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
days
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hiidenportti National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sotkamo trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Sotkamo in 4.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sotkamo can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Sotkamo

#Parks, #Nature, #Theme Parks

Side Trip

Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti
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Hiukka ©
Hiukka
Hiidenportti National Park ©
Hiidenportti National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti ©

few
hours
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mustasaari online tour planner .

You can drive from Sotkamo to Mustasaari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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1
day
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Yyteri Beach, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pori day trip website .

Getting from Mustasaari to Pori by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

2
days
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then examine the collection at Spy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. On your second day here, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally don't miss a visit to Tulenkantajat Literature Center & Bookstore.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Turku.

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Suolijarvi Beach ©
Suolijarvi Beach
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku with an excursion to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel route builder .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

6
days
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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