14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

6
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary 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. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rovaniemi: Museum - Gallery Alariesto (in Sodankyla) and Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, see Santa Claus Office, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Amethyst Mine Lapland, Museum - Gallery Alariesto
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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