8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
End: Jakarta

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jakarta in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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.
Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenski Cathedral, stroll through Helsinki Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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