10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Nuuksio National Park and Temppeliaukio Church make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in April, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 2:

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in May: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Pyhatunturi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pyhatunturi trip builder site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 4:
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Levi

— 2 nights
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), explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

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.