11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Hong Kong

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Thu), look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Inari trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, Inari is little chillier at night with lows of -17°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are warmer with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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