9 days in Inari, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Inari, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Ivalo Airport, Drive to Inari
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Inari
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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 25th (Fri): get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus and then hike along Juutua Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inari trip itinerary builder site.

Hong Kong, China to Inari is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Inari. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, expect Inari to be cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

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.
On the 27th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi route planning website.

Getting from Inari to Rovaniemi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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