7 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 4 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll around The Esplanadi Park, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
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You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rovaniemi at 22°F and lows at 14°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Inari

— 4 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, &more). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Juutua Nature Trail, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inari holiday maker.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in February, Inari is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Trails

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