9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

2
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 discover tucked-away gems like Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
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 16th (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Casinos
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Safaris
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inari, with lows of -17°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Inari

#Winter Sports, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Hippupuoti Gift Shop ©
Hippupuoti Gift Shop

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