10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  26 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the top attractions with Feelapland, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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