6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
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
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Sat), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rovaniemi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Washington DC, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. In June, Rovaniemi is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In June in Pyhatunturi, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, see the interesting displays at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Inari trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Inari takes 3.5 hours. In June in Inari, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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

Fly from Inari to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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