12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  1​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Porvoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Claus Reindeer as well as Angry Birds Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Outdoors Museums
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
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.
You've now added Sibelius Monument to your itinerary. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Get out of town with these interesting Porvoo side-trips: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Maritime Centre Vellamo, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, stop by Riimikko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porvoo route maker .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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