9 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder site.

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 0°C and lows about -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Inari

— 2 nights
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Get out of town with these interesting Inari side-trips: Saariselka (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort). And it doesn't end there: hike along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, wander the wide-open spaces of Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus, and examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Inari journey planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Inari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, Inari is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip website.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

See even more of Helsinki: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in February: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 0°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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