17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll explore and learn at Galleria Lapinlahti and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Taidehallifor some retail therapy. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately Hanko away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and shop like a local with Galleria Joella.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally look for gifts at Keittioelamaa. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Levi vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier 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 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Feelapland and Syvasenvaara Fell. Head to LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Marttiini Store Old Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."