17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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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 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. On the next day, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Holy Cross Church in Parola--about 1h 10 min away. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and examine the collection at Spy Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mustasaari online travel route builder .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Snow Village, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land. On your second day here, glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mustasaari to Levi. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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