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
Drive:  2 h
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Vitikkala Manor and Palander House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere journey planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Vitikkala Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Get in touch with nature at Ukko-Koli and Akka-Koli Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Rasavaara Observation tower, &more) and Utra Beach (in Joensuu). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids, and examine the collection at Pielisen Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lieksa journey planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In December, daytime highs in Lieksa are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Utra Beach
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 29th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort and then explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Akaslompolo road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Akaslompolo with the Route module. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lieksa in December, with highs in Akaslompolo at -5°C and lows at -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Levi Ski Resort, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, 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: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles