13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Porvoo
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ylitornio and see Tatuka Palvelut, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary 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. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Tatuka Reindeerfarm
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, then enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling, and finally stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saariselka itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect little chillier with lows of -17°C in Saariselka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 17th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inari road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Inari takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Inari sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then admire all the interesting features of Savijarvi Gard Manor, then stop by Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo road trip site .

You can fly from Inari to Porvoo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in December, things will get a bit warmer in Porvoo: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Tours Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Savijarvi Gard Manor ©
Savijarvi Gard Manor
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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.
Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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