21 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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21 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

10
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Venture out of the city with trips to Luosto (in Sodankyla), Amethyst Mine Lapland (in Luosto) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, see Santa Claus Office, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip app .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Luosto, Amethyst Mine Lapland, Orbas Reindeer Farm, Sampo Icebreaker, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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