10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sodankyla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then see Santa Claus Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi route maker website.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in August; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Sodankyla

— 2 nights
Sodankylä is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Sodankyla.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sodankyla trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Sodankyla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Levi.

Things to do in Sodankyla

Historic Sites
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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 30th (Thu), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and then have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Sodankyla to Levi by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Parks · Winter Sports
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

You can plan Inari trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Levi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inari are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in August, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

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Lapland travel guide

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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.