9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
3
Salla
— 1 night
4
Inari
— 1 night

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then catch all the local highlights with Feelapland.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): hit the slopes at Salla Ski Resort and then get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salla trip builder tool.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Salla in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Salla

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

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night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, thensee the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

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You can drive from Salla to Inari in 5 hours. In November in Inari, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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