17 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 4 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Safaris and Arctic Emotions Oy will get you outdoors. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Korouoma Canyon in Posio, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Washington DC in August, with highs in Rovaniemi at 63°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Korouoma Canyon
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Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Safaris
Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Museum - Gallery Alariesto, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Isokuru and then do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luosto road trip planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Luosto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Luosto can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Elan Ski Shop & Rental. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Discover Lapland ©
Discover Lapland

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Juutua Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with Lake Inari, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inari online day trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Inari sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Saariselka
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
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Market Square Kauppatori

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