18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Joensuu Airport, Drive to Koli National Park
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Singapore - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
When in Levi, make a side trip to see Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, approximately Muonio away. Spend the 26th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in November since evenings lows in Levi dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 28:

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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): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, make a trip to Paateri, stroll through Ukko-Koli, then see the interesting displays at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Akka-Koli Hill, then examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Paalasmaan Surukivi.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Koli National Park road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Levi to Koli National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in November, with highs in Koli National Park at 1°C and lows at -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 · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

1
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Koli National Park to Tampere takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

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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, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then make a splash at JukuPark Turku.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:

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."