11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Ivalo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
5
Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ivalo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Ivalo

— 2 nights
Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ivalo online visit planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Ivalo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, you will find days in Ivalo are slightly colder (-7°C), and nights are colder (-17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ivalo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and then enjoy some diversion at Angry Birds Park.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ivalo to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. You will leave for Turku on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Turku

— 1 day
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 14th (Tue): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online attractions planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then make a trip to Senate Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."