26 days in Finland Itinerary

26 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 17 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 17 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Mielakka Ski Center (in Kouvola), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

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, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — Jan 4:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

Plan my day in Tampere using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampere are -5°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and then get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Levi

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 7th (Thu), hit the slopes at Kids' Land, then get a taste of the local shopping with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

You can plan Levi trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Levi hover around -11°C and lows are around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi journey maker website.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rovaniemi, with lows of -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."