10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive + 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Attractions like Korkeasaari Zoo and Aurinkolahti Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). 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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner.

New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. 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

Side Trip

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

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.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and 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 Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Marttiini Store Old Factory ©
Marttiini Store Old Factory
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Pyhatunturi

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

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, 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
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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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), 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 Adventure

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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