10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route builder

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Syote
2
Syote
— 1 night
Drive
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Syote

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Syote travel route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Syote. In August, Syote is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Syote

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning app.

You can drive from Syote to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Lapland travel guide

4
Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.