9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Siida. Visiting Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka day trip planning site .

Boston, USA to Saariselka is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Saariselka, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in August, expect Saariselka to be a bit cooler, temps between 62°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nuuksio National Park and Cathedral of Porvoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Runeberg Park (in Porvoo). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), wander the streets of Katajanokka, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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