12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Dubai

5
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.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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 23rd (Sun): get great views at Otsamo Fell and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 13°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto visit site.

You can drive from Inari to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Luosto sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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