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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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in Helsinki at 65°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 1:

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 2nd (Thu), wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, surround yourself with nature on Angeli Reindeer Farm, and then trek along Juutua Nature Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 4th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then get your game on at G2 ICEKARTING, and then hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gear up at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi trip maker tool.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 5:

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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.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.