13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Lahti
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

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Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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Santa Claus Village

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 11th (Sat), look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Akaslompolo are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

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Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Akaslompolo to Tampere takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Akaslompolo in May: highs in Tampere hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lahti.

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. On the 14th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Lahti City Hall, see the interesting displays at Lahti Ski Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ristinkirkko, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

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You can drive from Tampere to Lahti in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Lahti, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Lahti Ski Museum ©
Lahti Ski Museum
Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

4
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 a sense of the local culture at Ullanlinna and Rock Church. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
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Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral