10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and see Santa Claus Office.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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