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
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

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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 moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Naantali Old Town, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planning site .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planning site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Savonlinna can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, hit the slopes at Ruka, then look for gifts at Riipisen Wild Game and Souvenier Shop, then relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. In December, Kuusamo is little chillier than Savonlinna - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Shopping
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

2
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.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Snow Village and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuusamo to Levi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Ranua Zoo and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Get a sense of the local culture at Rovaniemi Church and Christmas House Santa. There's still lots to do: raise your glass at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary builder website .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church