12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
4
Kotka
— 3 nights

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 4th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in April, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta, take in panoramic vistas at Saltkaret, examine the collection at Terranova, thensee the sky in a new way at Meteoriihi, and finally make a trip to Kaupungintalo - City Hall.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa route planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rovaniemi in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Vaasa: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Mustasaari
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki planner.

You can fly from Vaasa to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kotka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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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 enjoy Santalahti Nature Trail and Linden Esplanade. Change things up with these side-trips from Kotka: Hiidenvuori (in Iitti), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's much more to do: walk around Riverside Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Katariina Seaside Park, admire the natural beauty at Sibelius Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kotka holiday tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Kotka in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kotka

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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