15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  6 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
3
Inari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

5
nights
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.
Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Kotka (Fuksinpuisto Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In December, Loviisa is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Valkmusa National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Otsamo Fell, then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Loviisa to Inari. In December, Inari is a bit cooler than Loviisa - with highs of -7°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip builder tool.

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus

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