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
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Kotka
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​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.
On the 4th (Thu), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route builder .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in April, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 6th (Sat), stroll through Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Raippaluodon Silta, go for a walk through Saltkaret, then see the interesting displays at Terranova, then see the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi, and finally don't miss a visit to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vaasa trip planning website .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in April: highs in Vaasa hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi
Kaupungintalo - City Hall ©
Kaupungintalo - City Hall

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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour planning site .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Kotka

Kotka ©
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Kids will appreciate attractions like Arboretum Mustila and Riverside Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, and admire the striking features of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kotka trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Kotka takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Kotka, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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