32 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Espoo Itinerary

32 days in Helsinki, Lapland & Espoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 11 nights
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Inari
— 4 nights
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Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
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Syote
— 1 night
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Espoo
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Head to Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation maker site.

Dallas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Visiting Urho Kekkonen National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church and Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel are in your itinerary. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, trek along Juutua Nature Trail, and get great views at Otsamo Fell.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inari day trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: high temperatures in Inari hover around 52°F and lows are around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Inari

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Seven Fells Up, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Akaslompolo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

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Outdoor Activity
Seven Fells Up
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Safari
Safaris
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Auttikongas. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Eeron Polku Trail in Pello, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, get outside with TravelHouse, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

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Safari
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History Museum
Arktikum
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Waterfall
Auttikongas
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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 24th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. September in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Wildlife Area
Kopara Reindeer Park
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Syote

Syote ©
On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

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Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Syote takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in September, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Espoo.

Things to do in Syote

Nature · Parks
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National Park
Syote National Park
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Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art and The Finnish Museum of Horology. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. Explore Espoo's surroundings by going to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna), Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Iso Omena, pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkonummen kirkko, have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and admire the masterpieces at Exhibition Centre WeeGee.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Espoo online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Syote to Espoo with the Route module. In September, Espoo is somewhat warmer than Syote - with highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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