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
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other 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 when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Bellevue Beach and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get some cultural insight at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. 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

Naantali Old Town, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach, Kurjenrahka National Park
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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), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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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. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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. Get a sense of the local culture at Ounasjoki - River for activities and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. It doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Levi is slightly colder than Tampere - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Trails Parks

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

3
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 14th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and 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 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Parks
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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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