8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Muonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka Church (in Kotka), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area and stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Kotka Church
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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 23rd (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

Find out how to plan Inari trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Helsinki to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in May; daily highs in Inari reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Muonio.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

1
night
Muonio

Muonio ©
Muonio is a municipality of Finland.The town is located in far northern Finland above the Arctic Circle on the country's western border, within the area of the former Lappi province. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Keimiotunturi Fell and then ski along the peaceful trails at Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Muonio trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Inari to Muonio in 3.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Muonio are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Muonio

Winter Sports Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay May 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Torassieppi Reindeer Farm & Cottages ©

1
night
Pyhatunturi

On the 25th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi itinerary builder website .

Drive from Muonio to Pyhatunturi in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Pyhatunturi can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

1
night
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 26th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then experience the excitement of Feelapland, and then stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi travel planning website .

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

Similar Plans

11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mariehamn BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Lapland, Lahti & Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Lapland BY A USER FROM GERMANY January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM ITALY July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans