10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 3 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Flamingo Entertainment Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Boss Shop, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online travel route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -5°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. You will leave for Inari on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get in touch with nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Nature & Wildlife Tours). It doesn't end there: experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

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