18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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18 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
7
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

7
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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Korkeasaari Zoo and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, look for gifts at Marimekko, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and have some family-friendly fun at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get outside with Archipelago National Park.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island journey maker .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Turku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Moomin World, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
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 (Tue): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, make a trip to Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lahti travel planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lahti in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Lahti: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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