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
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​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.
Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary tool .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

few
hours
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 27th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Snow Village and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Turku to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Turku in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the next day, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi driving holiday planner .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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