14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Ivalo
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
5
Levi
— 1 night
Fly
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Singapore Changi

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Helsinki

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning tool.

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. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

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Savonlinna

The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Savonlinna at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joutsenon kirkko, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tainionkosken Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Taipalsaaren kirkko.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lappeenranta trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Lappeenranta in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inari.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lappeenranta in December: high temperatures in Inari hover around -7°C and lows are around -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

1
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Fri), hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

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

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Turku is somewhat warmer than Levi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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."