18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Oulu
— 5 nights
Train
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Tapiola Golf. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Raseborg (Fagervik Church & Ekenas Archipelago National Park) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Villa Gyllenberg, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 25:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 26th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, then contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, and finally shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria. On the next day, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then admire the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, and finally explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Porvoo day trip planning website.

Drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Porvoo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Hupisaaret Park and Nallikari Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Haukipudas Church. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Kemi Church (in Kemi), Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Kierikkikeskus, head outdoors with Superpark Oulu, make a trip to Kauppahalli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porvoo to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at German Soldier s Cemetery and Arktikum. Explore hidden gems such as LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Syvasenvaara Fell. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."