14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Pack the 25th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:

Tampere

— 2 nights

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 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, then examine the collection at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampere online route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Mon), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures. Here are some ideas for day two: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi online route planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Turku in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Levi in January since evenings lows in Rovaniemi dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."