16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Singapore

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Pello and see Ski Resort Ritavalkea, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

Levi

— 2 nights
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 (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jemes Sport, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online road trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Koli National Park

— 3 nights
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Koli National Park is known for trails, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli, make a trip to Paateri, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paha-Koli Hill.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Koli National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Levi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Koli National Park, with lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 12:

Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, and stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:

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."