13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
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Posio
— 1 night

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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.
Pack the 3rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour planning website.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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. On the 7th (Fri), explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be cooler, around -17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): catch a live event at Lappi Areena, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pyhatunturi, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

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Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 12th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Posio trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. December in Posio sees daily highs of -7°C and lows of -16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Nature · Parks
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park

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