10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning app .

Indianapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in October, with highs in Helsinki at 48°F and lows at 35°F. You will leave for Inari on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

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Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Inari is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 37°F and lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

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Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Inari to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
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 4th (Sun): get curious at Pilke Science Centre, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in November, and nighttime lows around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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