11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Lexington

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Aurinkolahti Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

Lexington, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lexington to Helsinki. When traveling from Lexington in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 33°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Inari online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Inari to be little chillier, temps between 22°F and 9°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 6th (Wed), hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Snow Village, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and finally explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kittila trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°F in February, and nighttime lows around 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Levi, Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Snow Village ©
Snow Village
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

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

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Museums Parks
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

Similar Plans

15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES November, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM LUXEMBOURG July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Finland BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM LATVIA January, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans