7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Sydney

1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 13th (Mon), get outside with Lake Inari, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Tuula's Reindeer, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip builder app .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Inari by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
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 15th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Inari to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Inari in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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