17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. 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, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. 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 · Museums

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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.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, 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 fly. 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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Castle
Turku Castle
4.5

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

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 see photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; 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

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Specialty Museum
Vapriikin Museokeskus
4.8

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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 Kids' Land. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ounasjoki - River for activities and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of Levi to go to Muonio and see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi online attractions planner.

You can fly from Tampere to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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.

For ratings, 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 · Parks
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Specialty Museum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Christmas House Santa
3.6

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