15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Lappeenranta
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Mon), get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Singapore - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
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 7th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku day trip site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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 9th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palkaneen Kirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 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 by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palkaneen Kirkko, Holy Cross Church, Hauhon kirkko
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

2
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall, pause for some serene contemplation at Joutsenon kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then see the interesting displays at Wolkoff House Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, step off the mainland to explore Lammassaari Island, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Lauritsala Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lappeenranta road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Tampere to Lappeenranta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Imatra
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Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lauritsala Church ©
Lauritsala Church

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 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

You can take a train from Lappeenranta to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in December, you will find days in Helsinki are somewhat warmer (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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