20 days in Finland Itinerary

20 days in Finland Itinerary

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20 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h
3
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Koli National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore


1
night
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 29th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Winter Sports
Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Action Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka trip planning tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then enjoy some diversion at Kid's Land.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports Trails Parks

Side Trip

Levi Huskypark
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

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 5th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, then have fun at Moomin World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at JukuPark Turku.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Turku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Levi in December, expect Turku to be somewhat warmer, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Naantali
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Vaski Adventure Island ©
Vaski Adventure Island
JukuPark Turku ©
JukuPark Turku
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and Rauhaniemi Beach. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the excitement at Irti Maasta Tampere, have fun at HopLop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Irti Maasta Tampere ©
Irti Maasta Tampere
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

1
night
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then don't miss a visit to Riihisaari, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Savonlinna are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

2
nights
Koli National Park

Koli National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids. On your second day here, hike along Ukko-Koli Hill, then examine the collection at Koli Nature Centre Ukko, and then hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Koli National Park online travel route planner .

Drive from Savonlinna to Koli National Park in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Ukko-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Koli National Park in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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