12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Pori
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 day
6
Levi
— 2 nights

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Step off the beaten path and head to Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Johannes Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuusisto Manor, Louhisaari Manor
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Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Junnelius, then stroll through Herrainpaivat Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Rosenlew Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in Pori sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach
Rosenlew Museum ©
Rosenlew Museum
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) ©
Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas
Tampere City Library, Metso ©
Tampere City Library, Metso

1
day
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Levi day trip planning site.

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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