14 days in Finland Itinerary

14 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

3
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 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then visit Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get your game on at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku vacation site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online visit planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Akaslompolo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Akaslompolo reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Sodankyla (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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