10 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku (Turku Castle & Bike Rental - by Carfield). There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Perth, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Perth to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Turku, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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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 13th (Sun): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Inari road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in October; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Wildlife Trails
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Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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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 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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