15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Kemi
— 1 day
Drive
4
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus Office. Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Ski Resort Ritavalkea (in Pello). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

Kemi

— 1 day
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, visit Icebreaker Sampo, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi day trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Saariselka

— 4 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kids will enjoy Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Angry Birds Activity Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka travel planning app.

Drive from Kemi to Saariselka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be much hotter, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

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."