11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary app.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder 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 · Museums

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus 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 engrossed in the history at Arktikum, 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 · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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