9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

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
Fly:  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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and finally explore the world behind art at Design Museum. On the next day, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip 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. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time is minus 6 hours. 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 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Shopping
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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.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere route website .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Pikkukirkko, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Riihisaari, then examine the collection at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Savonlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. December in Savonlinna sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Kid's Land, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally make a trip to Snow Village.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Savonlinna to Kittila takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Savonlinna in December: high temperatures in Kittila hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Levi
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Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

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