6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Inari
— 1 night
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Levi
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Kansallisgalleria make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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. On the 18th (Thu), experience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Inari trip builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in July, with highs in Inari at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
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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 19th (Fri): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Levi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Feelapland, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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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.