9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  25 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Jakarta - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Claus Village and SantaPark. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see Santa Claus Office, and admire all the interesting features of Lappi Areena.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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