10 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

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 moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Kemi
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then see the interesting displays at Design Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence

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