17 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Inari
— 4 nights
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights

3
nights
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 Korouoma Canyon and Arctic Emotions Oy will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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, thenidentify 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 °F, while at night they dip to °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

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Take a break from the city and head to Discover Lapland and Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Levi, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

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

4
nights
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 Lake Inari will get you outdoors. Explore Inari's surroundings by going to Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inari trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Levi to Inari by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

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

3
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.
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, thenshop 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 °F and lows at °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
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori

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