8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
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 6th (Tue): browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

4
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 outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Ruoholahti Canal. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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