16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, make a trip to Senate Square, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

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 when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in November, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to 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
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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 see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, 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

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Raippaluodon Silta, Seinajoki Library
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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.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, 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 take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©

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 take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. 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 ©
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.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, 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

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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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 maps, more things to do, 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
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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