33 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

33 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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33 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 17 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

17
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 Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Tornio (Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, Tornio Church, & more) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi journey maker .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tornio, Sodankyla, Kemi, Pello, Luosto
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

13
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in August, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Teijo National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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