16 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Posio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Berlin

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Teijo national park and Room Escape Games. Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Teijo National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lemmenjoki National Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

2
nights
Levi

Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Levi sightseeing site .

Getting from Inari to Levi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Levi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi journey planner.

You can drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Safaris

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Posio road trip planning website .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

Nature Parks Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Posio to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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