9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Kittila
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stroll around Sibelius Monument, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder website.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Wed), 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, then don't miss a visit to Nasinneula Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Nasinneula Tower ©
Nasinneula Tower

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 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Savonlinna Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, get advice or help at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Savonlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum
Savonlinna Cathedral ©
Savonlinna Cathedral

1
night
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 7th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, hit the slopes at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kittila trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Savonlinna to Kittila in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Savonlinna in December; daily highs in Kittila reach -5°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

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