13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like Ranua Zoo and Moomin Snowcastle will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
nights
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 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then get in on the family fun at Ahvenisto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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 16th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, shop like a local with Galleria Joella, and then cool off at JukuPark Turku is open 1 of September?.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Heureka, Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo