12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Posio
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
6
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Posio holiday builder site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Posio by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Posio are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi tour planning tool.

Getting from Posio to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
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. On the 21st (Fri), get interesting insight from Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Muonio sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Muonio by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Muonio can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Muonio

Nature Parks Winter Sports
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages

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 22nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Lake Inari and then take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari travel route app.

Drive from Muonio to Inari in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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