18 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Inari
— 3 nights
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Bellevue Beach and Arboretum Mustila. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Pernio to see Teijo National Park about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inari vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and bus from Helsinki to Inari in 14.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect nights in Inari to be cooler, around -17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Get outdoors at Kids' Land and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Go for a jaunt from Levi to Kittila to see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm, and explore the galleries of LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 3rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral and then walk around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally get lost in a book at The National Library of Finland.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip website.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park ©
Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©