19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly
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Ivalo
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route website.

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. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ivalo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ivalo

Ivalo is a village in the municipality of Inari, Lapland, Finland, located on the Ivalo River 20km south of Lake Inari. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ivalo trip planning website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Ivalo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in May, with highs in Ivalo at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Ivalo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip

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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.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Luosto Adventures in Luosto, approximately Luosto away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Ivalo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Trails

Side Trip

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Polar Creek, Ruijanpolku Trail, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get outside with Lake Inari, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Inari sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

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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."