11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

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


1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Turku, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Turku is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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 8th (Sat): kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Kid's Land, then make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 10th (Mon), see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then stop by LAURI, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip app .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner .

Getting from Saariselka to Helsinki by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. While traveling from Saariselka, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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