16 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki, Savonlinna & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Stromforsin ruukki). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary 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. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ruotsinpyhtaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland and then witness the site of a historic battle at Salpa Line. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, get all the information you need at Riihisaari, stop by Taito Shop Savonlinna, then don't miss a visit to Pikkukirkko, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Savonlinna road trip planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Savonlinna is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kerimaki, Kummakivi Boulder, Siikalahti Wetland
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Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Taito Shop Savonlinna ©
Taito Shop Savonlinna

8
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Step out of the city life by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Auttikongas. Venture out of the city with trips to Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Savonlinna to Rovaniemi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Savonlinna in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tornio Church, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kemi Church, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

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