12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
train:  9​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

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. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Nature Parks
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Old Church and then take in the views from Hameensilta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, contemplate the long history of Sibelius Birthplace, and then learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tampere trip maker site .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Parola Tank Museum
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Pilke Science Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Christmas Exhibition and Santa Claus Photography, and fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Safaris

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion Kansallispuisto).

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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