6 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi, Inari & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 21st (Fri), stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder website .

Zurich, Switzerland to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Zurich in December, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lemmenjoki National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inari holiday planning tool .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Inari, with lows of -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Nature Tours Trails

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Inari, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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