11 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Detroit to Rovaniemi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 38°F and lows reach 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip tool.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. April in Inari sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 22°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 47°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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