7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Auttikongas and German Soldier s Cemetery. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Feelapland, admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena, take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

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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 19th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get lost in a book at Kallion Kirjasto, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
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