21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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
Bus + 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

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. 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

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

3
nights
Turku

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: Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum (in Rauma), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and step off the mainland to explore Uto.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, and pause for some serene contemplation at Old Church of Keuruu.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere itinerary tool.

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Keuruu, Kallenaution Kievari, Holy Cross Church, Ahvenisto, Padasjoen Tuomastornit
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto

3
nights
Joensuu

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

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu trip planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. 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

Side Trips

Koli National Park, 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.
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, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, 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 Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Muonio, Giewont Husky Adventures, Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 ratings, where to stay, maps, 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 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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