16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
3
Kemi
— 1 night
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
6
Inari
— 2 nights

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.
Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa vacation planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki Library, Raippaluodon Silta
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum ©
Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sampo Icebreaker. On the 6th (Fri), stop by Sampo Icebreaker, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Vaasa to Kemi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 9th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Keep things going the next day: gear up at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 11th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Tuula's Reindeer and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Keep things going the next day: wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Saariselka to Inari in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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