19 days in Finland, St. Petersburg & Copenhagen Itinerary

19 days in Finland, St. Petersburg & Copenhagen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe route planner

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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Levi, Finland
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi, Finland
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, examine the collection at Russian Museum, make a trip to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, and steep yourself in history at Palace Square.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to St. Petersburg is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to St. Petersburg, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in St. Petersburg hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary builder.

Take a train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Levi, Finland

— 2 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, then get all the equipment you need at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Levi tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Levi reach -6°C and lows reach -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Rovaniemi, Finland

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 6 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens, examine the collection at National Museum of Denmark, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, and explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Copenhagen in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi to Copenhagen, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.