9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Salla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Inari
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Attractions like Bellevue Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Linden Esplanade (in Kotka), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Castle Hill (in Porvoo). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Bellevue Beach, Linden Esplanade, Castle Hill
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Thu), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then experience the excitement of Feelapland.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then brush up on your military savvy at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salla route planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Salla takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©

1
night
Inari

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 (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, then see the interesting displays at Siida, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Inari day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Salla to Inari takes 5 hours. November in Inari sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Historic Sites
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Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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