14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and then make a trip to Snow Village.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Levi online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

2
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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 24th (Wed), make a trip to The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inari sightseeing planner.

Getting from Levi to Inari by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Action Park.

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You can drive from Inari to Saariselka in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Saariselka are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Auttikongas. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of Arctic Lifestyle, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in October, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Safaris
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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