21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
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Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly to Kittilä Airport, Drive to Levi
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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3
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki), Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen) and Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum (in Rauma). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and visit a coastal fixture at Uto.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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4
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, don't miss a visit to Kallenaution Kievari, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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3
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore Joensuu's surroundings by going to Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum), Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Ukko-Koli, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, daytime highs in Joensuu are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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3
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi route planner.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Levi with the Route module. Traveling from Joensuu in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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."