16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Lieksa
— 3 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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 Paavolan Tammi. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) 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.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between °C and °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

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

3
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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 Evo Hiking Area. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Ylojarvi to see Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere road trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at °C and lows at °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 Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Get out of town with these interesting Lieksa side-trips: Utra Beach (in Joensuu) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Akka-Koli Hill, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids, and identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa road trip planning app.

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

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

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 see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Levi 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, thenget 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, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 °C during the day and °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 Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles