12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ranua Zoo and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Arctic Lifestyle, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. In September, Rovaniemi is colder than Singapore - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Biological Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Main Library.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenski Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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