15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Ranua
— 1 night
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Inari
— 1 night

10
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Turku (Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, Turku Biological Museum, &more), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurlahti Beach, see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip maker.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Porvoo, Kotka, Vantaa, Lohja
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 14th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), thenstep off the mainland to explore Perameren Kansallispuisto, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Kemi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ranua.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Tornion vesitorni ©
Tornion vesitorni

1
night
Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. On the 15th (Wed), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ranua vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Kemi to Ranua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Ranua

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ranua to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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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 17th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thentrek along Juutua Nature Trail, and then examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inari trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Inari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel ©
Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel

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