12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder site .

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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and Lapland Forestry Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pilke Science Centre and Arktikum. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Shopping, #Theme Parks
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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 3rd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Turku hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa, then wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, then contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then head off the coast to Kaunissaari, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally look for gifts at Willatar.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo travel route site .

Drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kaunissaari, St Michael Church, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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