15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
6
Levi
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
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 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then stop by Taiga Colors, and then look for gifts at Marimekko.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 17th (Mon), you're off toSavonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli.

To find out how to plan a trip to Savonlinna, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Savonlinna reach -1°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): kick back and relax at Honkaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Utra Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, then don't miss a visit to Joensuu Church, and finally make a trip to Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Joensuu online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Joensuu takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Joensuu can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Joensuu

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Taitokortteli ©
Taitokortteli
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko ©
Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko
Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu 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.
On the 21st (Fri), browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku online trip maker .

You can drive from Joensuu to Turku in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some historical perspective at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Serlachius Museum Gustaf. Take a break from the city and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Evo Hiking Area. Change things up with a short trip to Sibelius Birthplace in Haemeenlinna (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: stop by Ideapark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

Start your trip to Tampere by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haemeenlinna, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, Ideapark
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St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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 26th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then make a trip to Snow Village, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Tampere to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Levi at -6°C and lows at -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Kittila, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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