14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

8
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.
Do your shopping at Sibelius Hall and Boss Shop. Change things up 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, 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. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto, approximately 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, make a trip to Lordi's Square, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi day trip website .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Safaris
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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