10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Ranua
— 1 night

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Turku (Turku Cathedral, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inari online journey planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: highs in Inari hover around -7°C, while lows dip to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Levi Ski Resort and Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila, approximately Kittila away. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Kids' Land and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ranua trip builder app.

Drive from Levi to Ranua in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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