16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
5
Kuusamo
— 1 night
6
Levi
— 2 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Johannes Church, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, and finally step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Pikkukirkko ©
Pikkukirkko

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Fri), examine the collection at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, fly down 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 ride a horse along Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kuusamo trip 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 a bit cooler than Savonlinna - with highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

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Drive from Kuusamo to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rovaniemi Church and Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko. Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church