12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
6
Lahti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Boss Shop. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Marimekko, and admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary 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 changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kimito Island driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Kimito Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kimito Island are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Kimito Island to Turku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mustasaari day trip planning site .

You can drive from Turku to Mustasaari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Mustasaari in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lahti online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Lahti takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Lahti reach -1°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahti

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

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