14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Levi
— 3 nights
3
Inari
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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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 all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inari day trip website.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inari can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -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
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Inari to Saariselka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · 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 with an excursion to Ranua Zoo in Ranua--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Arctic Lifestyle.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Rovaniemi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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

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