Route & dates
Fly: 15 h 15 min
Helsinki— 3 nights
Train: 10 h
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Train: 3 h 30 min
Tampere— 3 nights
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Vantaa— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 16 h
Learn more about your trip
Daughter of the Baltic
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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Helsinki Cathedral, Temppeliaukio Church, Forum Shopping Center, and other attractions you added. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Helsinki
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rovaniemi Local History Museum, Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus and Pilke Science Centre. Let the collections at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa capture your imagination. There's much more to do: see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi sightseeing planning tool.
Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.You've added Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, City Sokos, Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum and then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.
Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. You will leave for Vantaa on the 14th (Thu).
Things to do in Tampere
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum and then get curious at Heureka.
To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vantaa trip maker.
You can drive from Tampere to Vantaa in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Things to do in Vantaa
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
12 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM PERU February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 16 days in Helsinki, Kuopio & Lapland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM PERU February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM ALBANIA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium