10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Boss Shop. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

For reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In March, Helsinki is colder than Melbourne - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 15:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Inari: Saariselka (Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort & Nature & Wildlife Tours).

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inari route planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. March in Inari sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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