12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Porvoo Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Porvoo Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Porvoo Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
You've added Stockmann's Department Store, Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Fortress of Suomenlinna, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

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

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. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Wild About Lapland has been added to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like Safaris and Snowman World Igloo Hotel will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lapland Forestry Museum and Christmas House Santa. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -2°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Wild About Lapland ©
Wild About Lapland
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at Willatar, look for all kinds of wild species at Kaunissaari, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Rovaniemi to Porvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Porvoo reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kaunissaari
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Willatar ©
Willatar

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 5th (Wed), take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre, then steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, then get curious at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Heureka, Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Heureka ©
Heureka