10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi


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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website .

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then have fun at Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pyhatunturi holiday planning tool .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

2
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 5th (Sun), get outside with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Levi in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

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