12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

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. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SantaPark, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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