11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
3
Lieksa
— 1 night
4
Saariselka
— 1 day
5
Levi
— 1 night
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On your second day here, walk around Sibelius Monument, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Hyderabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hyderabad to Helsinki is minus 3.5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vaasa trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Vaasa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©
Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, then hike along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Akka-Koli Hill and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Lieksa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill
Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Paateri ©
Paateri

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then have some family-friendly fun at Saariselka Bowling.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka route maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lieksa to Saariselka. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in May; daily highs in Saariselka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling

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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 15th (Fri), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Levi attractions planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Levi, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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