8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, thenadmire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, thenget engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Detroit to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 13th (Mon): stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, thenexperience rural life at Inari Reindeer Farm, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Inari travel planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inari: highs are around 62°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Inari

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

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inari to Pyhatunturi takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can 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

1
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Syote

Syote
To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read 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. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Syote

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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