8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
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:  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): Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and then see the top attractions with Feelapland.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are cooler, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kittila holiday tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Kittila sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Levi Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

1
night
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 9th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inari journey builder app.

Drive from Kittila to Inari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Inari are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Bellevue Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Taidekoti Kirpila, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Inari in June, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Beach
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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