18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
3
Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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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. Traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. On the 26th (Tue), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Levi, with lows around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, don't miss a visit to Paateri, fly down the slopes at Ukko-Koli, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Akka-Koli Hill, then see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Paalasmaan Surukivi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Koli National Park trip builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Levi to Koli National Park. Traveling from Levi in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Koli National Park: highs are around 1°C and lows about -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli, Paalasmaan Surukivi
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 1st (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get your game on at Portaali VR, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then get your game on at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): browse the collection at Turku City Library, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Turku online itinerary maker .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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