16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Mustasaari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi travel route planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally have fun at Kid's Land. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi travel route planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

1
day
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mustasaari travel route tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Levi to Mustasaari. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Mustasaari: highs are around 0°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Tampere in 4 hours. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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 22nd (Sat), get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Moomin World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to ArtBank, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip site .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

ArtBank, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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