Route & dates
Helsinki— 6 nights
Turku— 4 nights
Tampere— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
Rovaniemi— 4 nights
Levi— 4 nights
Drive to Levi, Fly to Singapore
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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.Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Digelius Music, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.
For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour builder.
Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.
Things to do in Helsinki
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Kylamaki Village of Living History. Visit Uto and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Turku to go to Pargas and see ArtBank, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planning tool.
Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tampere.
Things to do in Turku
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Tampere Art Museum. There's still lots to do: stop by Tammelantori, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy breathtaking views from Haralanharju Tower, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.
For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tampere online trip itinerary planner.
Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Tampere
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Ranua Zoo. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.
To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online visit planner.
Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Ranua Zoo, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Take a break from the city and head to Seven Fells Up and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, get your game on at Winter Laser World - Levi, and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.
To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Levi trip planner.
Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Levi
Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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