15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Perth
Fly:  25 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
2
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: Perth

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rovaniemi Church and Pyhatunturi. Get outdoors at Safaris and Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Ski Resort Ritavalkea
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Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

9
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Rovaniemi - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Raseborg, Hanko, Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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