12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Luosto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + 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 still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip tool .

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. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough 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. On the 23rd (Sun), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell and then head outdoors with Lake Inari. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in September; daily highs in Inari reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Inari to Luosto takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

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): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Luosto to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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