8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

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 6th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then catch some excitement at Feelapland.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route builder app .

Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Feelapland ©
Feelapland
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, get outside with Scandinavian Adventures and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kittila trip planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kittila by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Kittila sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trips

Akaslompolo, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Scandinavian Adventures ©
Scandinavian Adventures

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 9th (Sun), 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.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inari are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Rock Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Bellevue Beach in Hanko--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery, examine the collection at Taidekoti Kirpila, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Inari in June; daily highs in Helsinki reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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