15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Dive Finland Oy. Change things up with a short trip to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa (about 30 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder website.

Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bucharest in July, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Keimiotunturi Fell in Muonio, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: high temperatures in Levi hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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Saariselka

— 1 night
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 10th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Saariselka vacation builder.

Drive from Levi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Trails
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Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures, then take in breathtaking views at Isokuru, and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

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You can drive from Saariselka to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ranua Zoo and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online vacation maker.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 14th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
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.