8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 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 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): head outdoors with Lake Inari and then take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari travel route app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Inari, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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