6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
+3
Train + Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

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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 29th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online travel route planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in June; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 60°F and lows reach 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 30th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Pyhatunturi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see 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, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari vacation maker tool.

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Inari by car takes about 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Inari are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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