13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kansallisgalleria and Room Escape Games. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 5:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kuopio.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then have fun at Vainolanniemi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kuopio trip builder tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Kuopio in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 8th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally hit the slopes at Kids' Land.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier 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) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Tatuka Reindeerfarm. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get interesting insight from Feelapland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."