13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
4
Oulu
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally walk around The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday 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. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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 catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 15th (Sat): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stop by Keittioelamaa, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 16th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu attractions planning site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Oulu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Oulu sees daily highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then get interesting insight from Feelapland.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Oulu in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
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.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo--about 58 minutes away. It doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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