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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
On the 10th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip site .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 12th (Wed), have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then view the masterpieces at 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 delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku holiday app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Naantali
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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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online visit planner .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. 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

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tampere to Akaslompolo by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Trails Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Levi Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Sodankyla and German Soldier s Cemetery. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, stop by LAURI, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and see Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route maker app .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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