17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Mikkeli
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki route site.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 8th (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Louhisaari Manor, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaski Adventure Island, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi day trip planning tool.

Getting from Turku to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in December, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. On the next day, get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then trek along Akka-Koli Hill.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Lieksa to be a bit warmer, temps between -1°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

2
nights
Mikkeli

Mikkeli ©
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 18th (Fri), cruise along Puumalan Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church, and then get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, cruise along Lietvesi Scenic Road, thendon't miss a visit to Viewing Platform in Puumala, and finally take some stellar pictures from Naisvuori Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mikkeli trip planner.

You can drive from Lieksa to Mikkeli in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Puumala, St. George Church
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Puumalan Lake ©
Puumalan Lake
Communications Centre Lokki
Communications Centre Lokki
Naisvuori Observation Tower ©
Naisvuori Observation Tower

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