16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
4
Lahti
— 1 night
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

5
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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Flamingo Entertainment Centerfor plenty of shopping. We've included these beaches for you: Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, look for gifts at Marimekko, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Helsinki trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thensteep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On your second day here, meet the residents at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lahti.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Lahti takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lahti are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Lahti

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain
Musical Fountain

2
nights
Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, admire the masterpieces at Kajaani art museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti.

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Explore your travel options from Lahti to Sotkamo with the Route module. December in Sotkamo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kajaani, Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti, Venajanhiekka
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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kajaani art museum ©
Kajaani art museum
Kajaani Castle ruins ©
Kajaani Castle ruins

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 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Sotkamo in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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