12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly + Bus:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
4
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then take an exotic tour of Feelapland. Keep things going the next day: see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Saariselka trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect slightly colder with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Inari sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inari can reach -7°C, while at night they dip to -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos ©
The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for gifts at Riimikko, get a taste of the local shopping with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally admire the masterpieces at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Porvoo online travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Porvoo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in December; daily highs in Porvoo reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Stromforsin Ruukki, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Galleria Lapinlahti. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stop by Artisaani.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder website.

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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