18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h
1
Oulu
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
2
Saariselka
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Pori
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kotka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

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Singapore, Singapore to Oulu is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Oulu: highs are around -2°C and lows about -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

4
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Shop till you drop at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saariselka: Inari (Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church & Siida).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka visit planner .

Drive from Oulu to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Oulu in December; daily highs in Saariselka reach -7°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
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 18th (Tue): make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then stop by LAURI, and finally engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre. Keep things going the next day: stop by Lapland Forestry Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, then have some family-friendly fun at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi sightseeing app .

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pori.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Shopping Tours Museums
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LAURI ©
LAURI
Safaris
Forestry Museum of Lapland ©
Forestry Museum of Lapland

2
nights
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, look for gifts at Ruokapuoti Lumo, then enjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pori vacation planning app .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Pori in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Pori reach 1°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rauma
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku holiday app .

You can drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

2
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Huutjarvi Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, and finally steep yourself in history at Kyminlinna Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kymi Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marian Kirkko, then kick back and relax at Aijanniemi Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo.

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

You can drive from Turku to Kotka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Huutjarvi Lake, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, Marian Kirkko
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Marian Kirkko ©
Marian Kirkko
Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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.
For shopping fun, head to Hakaniemi Market or Market Square Kauppatori. Escape the urban bustle at Hietaranta Beach and Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kotka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©