21 days in Finland Itinerary

21 days in Finland Itinerary

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21 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Imatra
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
7
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
8
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, explore the world behind art at Soderlangvik Gard, and then don't miss a visit to Helsingholm Guest Harbour. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip itinerary website.

Singapore, Singapore to Kimito Island is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Kimito Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Kimito Island to be colder, temps between 3°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park
Soderlangvik Gard
Soderlangvik Gard
Helsingholm Guest Harbour ©
Helsingholm Guest Harbour

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Kurjenrahka National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Turku City Library. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

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You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Teijo National Park
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gold Prospector Museum and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Hippupuoti Gift Shop and Angry Birds Activity Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Angeli Reindeer Farm.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Inari trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Turku to Inari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In December, Inari is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saariselka, Lemmenjoki National Park, Gold Prospector Museum
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, then ride a horse along Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Kujala Reindeer Farm, then stop by Jalavan Kauppa, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo trip maker.

You can fly from Inari to Kuusamo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jalavan Kauppa
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables ©
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Jalavan Kauppa ©
Jalavan Kauppa

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 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Savonlinna Market Square.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna trip tool.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Savonlinna in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in December, with highs in Savonlinna at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Imatra.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
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Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum ©
Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

1
night
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): trek along Malonsaari, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lempukka Beach, then head off the coast to Lammassaari Island, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Imatra attractions planner.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Imatra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Imatra sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island

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 the city life by going to Hietaranta Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. For shopping fun, head to Brunberg Candy Factory Shop or Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo), steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and brush up on your military savvy at Military Museum of Manes.

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

You can take a train from Imatra to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Finnish Railway Museum, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, The Parola Armour Museum
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rovaniemi Church and Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Head to Sampokeskus Shopping Centre and LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelierfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -10°C and -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Shopping
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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