16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24​h
End: Singapore

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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing 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. In November, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 5°C and lows of 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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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. You've now added Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Seinajoki Library, Raippaluodon Silta
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Seinajoki Library ©
Seinajoki Library

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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kemi day trip app .

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Kemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vaasa in December; daily highs in Kemi reach -3°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

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), make a trip 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 make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, Head underground at 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.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip planner .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in December since evenings lows in Saariselka dip to -17°C. You'll set off for Inari on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Tuula's Reindeer and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, then explore and take pictures at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then take a stroll around The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Inari

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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