16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Train:  28 h
— 4 nights
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Singapore


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.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route website .

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 moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Turku Castle
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala), Parola (Holy Cross Church & Parola Tank Museum) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR, and tour or see a game at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere online visit planner .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Spas Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
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PortaaliVR ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©


Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Snow Village (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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


Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village