16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9 h
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h
6
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Museum of Finland and Cathedral of Porvoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker.

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. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hameenlinna Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tampere tour planning tool.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Hameenlinna
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 26th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Paaskylahden kirkko, and finally explore the galleries of S/S Salama. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Parikkalan kirkko, view the masterpieces at Johanna Oras Art Gallery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkoniemen Kellotapuli.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Savonlinna road trip site.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Johanna Oras Art Gallery, Parikkalan kirkko
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Saariselka Bowling.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka vacation site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Savonlinna to Saariselka in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Inari
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Visit Church of Sodankyla and Taatsin seita for their historical value. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Church of Sodankyla
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

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