11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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Vaasa
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning website.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site and Hietasaaren uimaranta. Kids will appreciate attractions like Mustasaaren kirkko and Powerpark. There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Meteoriihi, examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vaasa holiday planner.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Vaasa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
Powerpark ©
Powerpark
Meteoriihi ©
Meteoriihi

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Linden Esplanade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kotka (Sibelius Park & St. Nicholas Orthodox Church), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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