5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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