15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Safaris and Pyhatunturi. Get outdoors at Ski Resort Ritavalkea and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Amethyst Mine Lapland in Luosto--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

Perth, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Perth in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Theme Parks

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Helsinki

— 9 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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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