11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

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 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday builder website .

Hong Kong, China to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in December, things will get cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, get into the urban bustle at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

Make your Inari itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Inari, with lows around -17°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toHelsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough 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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