14 days in Lapland & Finland Itinerary

14 days in Lapland & Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 11th (Tue), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Safaris
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus ©
Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, and finally stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Levi journey site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Samiland ©
Samiland
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Inari visit planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

3
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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stop by Ideapark, then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for gifts at Tammelantori, and finally look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inari to Tampere in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Tue), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then don't miss a visit to Louhisaari Manor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Helsinki

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and Stockmann Department Store. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Taiga Colors, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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