14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

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Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife

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