25 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

25 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Levi
— 5 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 8 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Linden Esplanade) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online day trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in March, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 15:

Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inari: Saariselka (Urho Kekkonen National Park, Hippupuoti Gift Shop, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari travel route planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Inari at -1°C and lows at -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

Levi

— 5 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Muonio (Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Sarkitunturi, &more) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 20th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, see Off-Road Tours, stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

Pyhatunturi

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. On your second day here, stroll through Pyhatunturi, get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, then identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park, and finally surround yourself with nature on Arctic Husky Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi road trip app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Levi in March, with lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 26:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rovaniemi, with lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 31:

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.