20 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

20 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Helsinki
— 12 nights
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 12 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church. You'll get in some beach time at Lehman and Aurlahti Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary tool.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inari trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): head outdoors with Levi Ski Resort.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Levi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Inari to Levi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. August in Levi sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks
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Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In August in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rovaniemi Church and Syvasenvaara Fell. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online journey builder.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.