10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
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Posio
— 1 night
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Chandigarh Airport

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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.
Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Helsinki. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in October, with highs in Rovaniemi at 3°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi online day trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Posio.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
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Posio

— 1 night
Posio is a municipality of Finland. On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Riisitunturi National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Posio online trip maker.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Posio in 2.5 hours. In October in Posio, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.