11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Lexington
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  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 out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and see the interesting displays at Design Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site.

Lexington, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Lexington to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Lexington in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 33°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 5th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inari driving holiday planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Inari reach 22°F and lows reach 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, thenrelax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inari to Kittila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Kittila are 24°F, while nighttime lows are 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa, thentake an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 14°F at night. 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
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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