11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
3
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Imatra
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Seven Fells Up. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo online trip maker .

Chennai (Madras), India to Akaslompolo is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May: high temperatures in Akaslompolo hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Trails Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip app .

Drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

1
night
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, explore the stunning scenery at Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stop by Shopping Center Kumpare.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Imatra.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Shopping Center Kumpare ©
Shopping Center Kumpare

2
nights
Imatra

Imatra ©
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Malonsaari, enjoy the sand and surf at Lempukka Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Imatra trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Imatra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kuusamo in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Imatra: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Imatra

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Lammassaari Island ©
Lammassaari Island
Malonsaari ©
Malonsaari

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Imatra to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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