16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rukatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Do your shopping at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Old Market Hall. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Yllasjarvi to see Safartica Yllas about 48 minutes away. There's more to do: soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi and fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see maps and other tourist information, read our Levi route builder app.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Rukatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 31st (Fri), fly down the slopes at Ruka and then soothe aching muscles at Rukaland. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours and then surround yourself with nature on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rukatunturi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rukatunturi takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. The adventure continues: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."