21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning site .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum (in Rauma), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and visit a coastal fixture at Uto.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Holy Cross Church (in Parola). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Church of Keuruu.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere day trip site .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Keuruu, Holy Cross Church, Kallenaution Kievari, Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Ahvenisto
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joensuu: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli) and Lieksa (Paateri & Pielisen Museum). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, and take some stellar pictures from Rylays Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Joensuu trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins & Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Levi with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Joensuu in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Muonio, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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