6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Riga
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Riga

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Inari Reindeerfarm, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Siida.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip planning site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

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

1
night
Levi

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): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Fly from Inari to Levi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Tours Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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): experience the excitement of Feelapland, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Fun & Games Trails
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

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