14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 8 nights

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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Sibelius Hallfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto (about 1h 30 min away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums · Tours

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