17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), make a trip to Snow Village, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi attractions site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then learn more about the world around you at Turku Biological Museum, and finally have fun at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): have fun at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planning app .

Getting from Levi to Turku by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the 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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga. Keep things going the next day: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere vacation builder tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 24th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari road trip planning site .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. In December in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, appreciate the history behind Olavinlinnan Musta Passi, pause for some photo ops at The Spirit of the fortress, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savonlinna Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Savonlinna Herostatue - The Hero's Grave.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Savonlinna trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Savonlinna takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Savonlinna

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

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 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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