12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Singapore

4
days
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.
Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour 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. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
days
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 22nd (Wed): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World. On your second day here, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally let little ones run wild at Adventure Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Turku vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
days
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
On the 24th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Turku to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, Saariselka is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
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