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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planning website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive 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 ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 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 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stop by Keittioelamaa, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere planning app .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Climbing Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oulu online trip maker .

Getting from Tampere to Oulu by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, and then take a memorable tour with Feelapland.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Oulu - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kid's Land and Akaslompolo Sportshop. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Snow Village, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi online day trip planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo Sportshop, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Snow Village
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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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