17 days in Finland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Finland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Bremen, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
On the 7th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, thenbrowse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary website.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
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 Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1h 5 min away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, and then examine the collection at Topography of Terror. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, thencontemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and finally don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Berlin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bremen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Charlottenburg Palace ©
Charlottenburg Palace
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

1
night
Bremen, Germany

Bremen ©
A rather long and narrow city spread along both sides of the Weser River, Bremen has more than a thousand years of history.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Bottcherstrasse, admire the landmark architecture of Bremer Rathaus, look for gifts at Bremer Bonbon Manufaktur, pause for some serene contemplation at Unser Lieben Frauen Kirchhof, thendon't miss a visit to Bremer Stadtmusikanten, and finally don't miss a visit to Schnoor Viertel. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Der Bremer Roland, don't miss a visit to Historische Altstadt, don't miss a visit to Marktplatz, get engrossed in the history at Bremer Geschichtenhaus, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom), and finally make a trip to Schlachte.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bremen trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Bremen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Bremen can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bremen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Historische Altstadt ©
Historische Altstadt
Bremer Geschichtenhaus ©
Bremer Geschichtenhaus
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) ©
St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom)

5
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Bremen to Amsterdam in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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