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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Singapore


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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning app .

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. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -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

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


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Let the collections at Vitikkala Manor and Palander House capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Evo Hiking Area in Hameenlinna--about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip website .

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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


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. Step out of the city life by going to Ukko-Koli and Neitikoski Rapids. Take a break from Lieksa with a short trip to Utra Beach in Joensuu, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, identify plant and animal life at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lieksa trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tampere to Lieksa by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

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


Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): gear up at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort and then glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Akaslompolo tour itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Akaslompolo. Traveling from Lieksa in December, expect Akaslompolo to be little chillier, temps between -5°C and -15°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

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, 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


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip site .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles