17 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
Fly:  20 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  17 h 30 min
End: Dallas

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua), Korouoma Canyon (in Posio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and see Santa Claus Office.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online vacation planner.

Dallas, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. In July, Rovaniemi is much colder than Dallas - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ranua Zoo, Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 17th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then have some family-friendly fun at G2 ICEKARTING, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, then stop by Jemes Sport, and finally experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, Giewont Husky Adventures, Jemes Sport
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING

1
night
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 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then get outside with Lake Inari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Inari sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, test your team's savvy at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Turku, Espoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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