8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Syote
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally examine the collection at Design Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Detroit to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in August, with highs in Helsinki at 69°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, relax in the rural setting at Inari Reindeerfarm, and then experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Inari day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Inari is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Inari Reindeer Farm ©
Inari Reindeer Farm

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nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi vacation app .

You can drive from Inari to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. August in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Syote.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

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Syote

Syote ©
On the 16th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Syote National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Syote vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Syote takes 3.5 hours. In August in Syote, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Syote

Nature Parks
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Syote National Park ©
Syote National Park

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