13 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark and Snowman World Igloo Hotel make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Safaris and Rovaniemi Church. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

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. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Singapore - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Arboretum Mustila and Hietaranta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin Ruukki, Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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