13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Porvoo Old Town. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku visit app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, immerse yourself in nature at Snellman Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then enjoy some diversion at Vainolanniemi, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Kuopio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Kuopio are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games Historic Sites Parks
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Snow Village, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning app .

Getting from Kuopio to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuopio in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Kittila
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. Change things up with a short trip to Tatuka Palvelut in Ylitornio (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi vacation planner .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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