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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer 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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Kurjenrahka National Park. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo, approximately Salo away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku vacation website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ounasjoki - River for activities and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Levi trip builder app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tampere in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Sat), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Nature
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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