16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  28 h
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Singapore

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 19th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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

4
nights
Tampere

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: Parola (Holy Cross Church & The Parola Armour Museum), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get your game on at PortaaliVR, and get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampere day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Spas Museums

Side Trips

Parola, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR
Spas
Padasjoen Tuomastornit ©
Padasjoen Tuomastornit

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Levi driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and look for gifts at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi holiday planning site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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