22 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
6
Inari
— 3 nights

12
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park), Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa) and Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Porvoo Old Town, &more). Pack the 15th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Espoo, Porvoo, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Vantaa Art Museum
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
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 26th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip planning site.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. In July in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Winter Sports Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Tsahkal Falls and then don't miss a visit to Saana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilpisjarvi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Levi to Kilpisjarvi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Levi in July: highs in Kilpisjarvi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Saana ©
Saana

3
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. When in Inari, make a side trip to see Urho Kekkonen National Park in Saariselka, approximately Saariselka away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Lake Inari, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Before you visit Inari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kilpisjarvi to Inari by car takes about 6 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kilpisjarvi to Inari due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Urho Kekkonen National Park
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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