13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner
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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Pori
— 1 night
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Room Escape Games. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday app.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Pori.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Pori — 1 night

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach and then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori day trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Pori are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi — 2 nights

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 22nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Ranua Zoo and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route site.

Getting from Pori to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pori in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Levi.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trip
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Levi — 3 nights

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Safartica Yllas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Icekarting Levi and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Saariselka.
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Tours · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Side Trips
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Saariselka — 2 nights

Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 27th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planner.

You can drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Saariselka sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kuusamo.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails
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Kuusamo — 1 night

Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): hit the slopes at Ruka and then look for all kinds of wild species at Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuusamo trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Kuusamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. December in Kuusamo sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Finland travel guide

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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."
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