9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Inari
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Huskypoint has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Huskypoint, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in February: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get outside with Lake Inari and then examine the collection at Siida. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, experience rural life at Inari Reindeerfarm, then stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inari online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Inari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus ©
Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus
Siida ©
Siida

2
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 Korkeasaari Zoo and Nuuksio National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Inari in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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