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
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Singapore

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip website .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. 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

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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

3
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Safaris and Snowman World Igloo Hotel. Pilke Science Centre and Lapland Forestry Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Turku is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 1°C and lows of -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
days
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, wander the streets of Stromforsin ruukki, then contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then head off the coast to Kaunissaari, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally look for gifts at Willatar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo online holiday planner .

Getting from Turku to Porvoo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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, #Neighborhoods, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, St Michael Church, Kaunissaari, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
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Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki
Willatar ©
Willatar

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