18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
3
Inari
— 4 nights
4
Helsinki
— 7 nights

2
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 21st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Design District and then visit Ullanlinna.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) ©
Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti)

4
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Let the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Church of Sodankyla and Kemi Church. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Luosto and see Amethyst Mine Lapland, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, raise your glass at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in August: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of Sodankyla, Kemi Church, Amethyst Mine Lapland
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Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Church of Sodankyla ©
Church of Sodankyla
Rovaniemi Local History Museum ©
Rovaniemi Local History Museum

4
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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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center and Gold Prospector Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Otsamo Fell. Step out of Inari with an excursion to Hippupuoti Gift Shop in Saariselka--about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeer Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inari tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Inari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Hippupuoti Gift Shop
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

7
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stromforsin Ruukki. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kansallisgalleria and Hakaniemi Market. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). See some other sides of Helsinki: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, trek along Santalahti Nature Trail, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel tool.

You can fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Helsinki is somewhat warmer than Inari - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Bellevue Beach, Stromforsin Ruukki, Porvoo Old Town
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria