10 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Auttikongas and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get outdoors at Syvasenvaara Fell and Korouoma Canyon. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Kopara Reindeer Park, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

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Vienna, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Vienna in September, with highs in Rovaniemi at 13°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Inari

— 3 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Lake Inari. Escape the urban bustle at Lemmenjoki National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and go for a walk through Otsamo Fell.

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Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Inari are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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