22 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rome
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Posio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Kilpisjarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
7
Saariselka
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Rome

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Rome, Italy to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Rome in August, things will get colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Posio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

3
nights
Posio

Posio ©
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Riisitunturi National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon and view the masterpieces at Pentik Hill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Posio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Posio takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Posio are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Posio

Parks Nature Shopping
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Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon
Pentik Hill ©
Pentik Hill

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

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Traveling by car from Posio to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

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.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Fri) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Samiland, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 13th (Mon), stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Konijanka Petting Zoo, thensee the interesting displays at Muonion Kotiseutumuseo, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Akaslompolo online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Levi to Akaslompolo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kilpisjarvi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Muonio
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
Kilpisjarvi

Kilpisjarvi ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski and then make a trip to Saana.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilpisjarvi journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Akaslompolo to Kilpisjarvi is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Kilpisjarvi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Kilpisjarvi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kukkolankoski
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Saana ©
Saana

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 16th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and then fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kilpisjarvi to Saariselka takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Saariselka can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

6
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.
Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo, and explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna