3 days in Inari, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

3 days in Inari, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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3 days in Inari, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  4​h
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Inari
— Few hours
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Helsinki
— 1 night
End: Helsinki

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner .

Helsinki to Inari is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in October, things will get little chillier in Inari: highs are around 3°C and lows about -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Nature Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

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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.
On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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