8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Inari & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Inari
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

3
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 cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and King's Road. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

King's Road, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 3rd (Fri), hike along Juutua Nature Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inari journey planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Inari takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Inari reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle. Keep things going the next day: stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, thenHead underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Inari to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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