6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Zurich

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in May, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (18°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
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 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Inari online tour 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. Traveling from Helsinki in May, expect Inari to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi travel route planner.

Getting from Inari to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kittila travel planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Kittila takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Levi
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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