14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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14 days in Finland Itinerary

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

8
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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Marimekko Forum.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation 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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Beaches
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

1
night
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 29th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take a stroll around Tampere Hall, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki observation tower. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Hall ©
Tampere Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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