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 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 · 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 Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see Santa Claus Office, and get curious at Pilke Science Centre.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -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

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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