12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night

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.
Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki journey app.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in August, with highs in Helsinki at 24°C and lows at 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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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the next day, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to 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
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in August, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi itinerary website.

Drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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