10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Helsinki
— 6 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): experience the excitement of Feelapland, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the next day, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI, and finally Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Gallery. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

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