13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): head outdoors with Arctic Lifestyle, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 4°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then head outdoors with Lake Inari.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Inari visit app .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -5°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

7
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 some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get outdoors at Helsinki Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. The adventure continues: kick your exploration up a notch at Adventure Park Zippy, delve into the lush surroundings at Kivinokka, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tropicario, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route site .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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