24 days in Italy, Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

24 days in Italy, Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Pisa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Saariselka, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for gifts at RocaWood, thenlook for gifts at Dep Design Store, and then look for gifts at Le Mille e Una Mella Caramelleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stop by Panpepato, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, and then shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Milan travel planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Milan is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Milan hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Como
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Dep Design Store ©
Dep Design Store

5
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico and Cereria artigiana La Garibaldina. Pantheon and Colosseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, look for gifts at Giuliani Fabbrica Marrons Glaces & Cioccolateria, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Pisa.

Things to do in Rome

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, look for gifts at Papaveri, thencontemplate the long history of Le mura di Lucca, thenlook for gifts at La Boutique dei Golosi, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Guinigi. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Profumeria Walchiria, thenenjoy the sand and surf at La Lecciona, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and finally look for gifts at L'Orsa Minore, Libri & Mappe.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pisa trip planner.

Take a train from Rome to Pisa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Wildlife Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lucca, Viareggio, Papaveri
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La Lecciona ©
La Lecciona
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Leaning Tower of Pisa ©
Leaning Tower of Pisa

5
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as M.G. Design and Supermercato Coop. Family-friendly places like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Montepulciano (Porta della Cavina & Biagianti dal 1913), Cortona (Maledetti Toscani & Antonio Massarutto Sculture) and Siena (Bianco e Nero di Sonia Staccioli , La Fabbrica delle Candele, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and look for gifts at Il Papiro.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip site.

Drive from Pisa to Florence in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Florence sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design

5
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Shop till you drop at Aliani Casa del Parmigiano and Itaca Art Studio di Monica Martin. You'll explore and learn at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Dorsoduro, visit Cannaregio, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and stop by Bragora.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Florence in December, expect Venice to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Venice

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): look for gifts at Marimekko, thenstop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Helsinki takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Marimekko ©
Marimekko

2
nights
Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saariselka planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Saariselka, ranging from highs of -7°C to lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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