16 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Inari
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Castle Hill & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary site.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Helsinki is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 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, Arboretum Mustila, Nuuksio National Park, Teijo National Park
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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. Visiting Lemmenjoki National Park and Lake Inari will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari

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): look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 9th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

2
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Pentik Hill and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Posio trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Posio takes 2.5 hours. September in Posio sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Posio

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

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi day trip app.

You can drive from Posio to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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