18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Helsinki
— 3 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 24th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online tour itinerary 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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Rovaniemi at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akaslompolo, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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 27th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi holiday maker app .

Getting from Akaslompolo to Levi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Riuttala Farmhouse Museum, have fun at Vainolanniemi, then admire the natural beauty at Snellman Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, examine the collection at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, examine the collection at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuopio trip site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Kuopio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in November: high temperatures in Kuopio hover around 1°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum
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Room Escape Games
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, don't miss a visit to Paateri, see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa. Keep things going the next day: trek along Paha-Koli Hill, then explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Koli National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kuopio to Koli National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November in Koli National Park, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
On the 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, see the interesting displays at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Savonlinna online trip maker .

You can drive from Koli National Park to Savonlinna in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally get your game on at Portaali VR. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker website .

You can drive from Savonlinna to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Historic Sites
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Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
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 6th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Room Escape Games

3
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 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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