6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Levi online travel route planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Levi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zurich in May; daily highs in Levi reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Muonio
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inari online journey planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Inari in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inari are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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 20th (Mon): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip site .

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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