11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Muonio
— 2 nights
4
Salla
— 1 night
5
Posio
— 2 nights

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 Katajanokka and Ullanlinna. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Helsinki. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Inari hover around 37°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Muonio trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Inari to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Muonio are 35°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Salla Ski Resort, then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salla online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muonio to Salla in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Salla can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Salla

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction
Paikanselan Taistelualue ©
Paikanselan Taistelualue

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nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 2nd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Posio trip planning site.

Getting from Salla to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. November in Posio sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

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