16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Puumalan Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George Church, and then take a stroll around Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Communications Centre Lokki, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, then take a memorable drive along Lietvesi Scenic Road, then make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mikkeli tour itinerary builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Mikkeli is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Mikkeli. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Mikkeli at -1°C and lows at -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church ©
Mikkeli Rural Parish Church

2
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 19th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then go for a walk through Rylays Hill.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lieksa journey maker .

Getting from Mikkeli to Lieksa by car takes about 4.5 hours. In December in Lieksa, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday site .

Drive from Lieksa to Rovaniemi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lieksa in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Snow Village (in Kittila). The adventure continues: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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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 26th (Thu), browse the collection at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bike Rental - by Carfield, make a trip to Louhisaari Manor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Levi to Turku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Vaski Adventure Island
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Louhisaari Manor ©
Louhisaari Manor

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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