8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  4 h
2
Inari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Runeberg Park (in Porvoo). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Linden Esplanade, Nuuksio National Park, Runeberg Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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 15th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Angeli Reindeer Farm, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and finally examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inari road trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Inari by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in August, things will get slightly colder in Inari: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Museums Wildlife
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Angeli Reindeer Farm ©
Angeli Reindeer Farm
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy and then wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel tool.

Drive from Inari to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy

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