13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Kuusamo
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route planning website .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Safaris
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

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hours
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kuusamo trip itinerary site .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Shopping
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Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in December, things will get a bit warmer in Savonlinna: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Tue), examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for gifts at Ideapark, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally stop by Tammelantori.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip app .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Digelius Musicfor plenty of shopping. Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, stop by Artisaani, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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