11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Arktikum make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Tornio to see Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between -6°C and -13°C. On the 27th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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