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15 days in Finland Itinerary
Fly + Bus: 18 h 15 min
Rovaniemi— 4 nights
Fly: 4 h 45 min
Turku— 3 nights
Train: 1 h 45 min
Tampere— 2 nights
Drive: 1 h 30 min
Helsinki— 4 nights
Fly: 15 h 15 min
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Pilke Science Centre and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Sampokeskus and Lapland Forestry Museum. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Ranua to see Ranua Zoo about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, find something for the whole family at SantaPark, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip site .
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 difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Turku.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turku Kauppahalli. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Archipelago Trail, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.
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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Turku reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.
Things to do in Turku
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Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Let the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Emil Aaltosen Museo capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampere Cathedral and Mediamuseo Rupriikki. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Keittioelamaa, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki observation tower.
For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip tool .
Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.
Things to do in Tampere
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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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at K-market Hakaniemi, look for gifts at Artisaani, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store.
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .
You can take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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