9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Inari Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inari
— 2 nights
Drive to Ivalo Airport, Fly to Tallinn

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Forum Marinum Maritime Centre in Turku--about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker site.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): engage your brain at Science Centre Pilke and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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