11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Lieksa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Saariselka
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
5
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Keep things going the next day: walk around Sibelius Monument, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour builder app .

Hyderabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-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 Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 11th (Mon), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vaasa online tour planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Vaasa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
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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), examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, make a trip to Paateri, then trek along Kasken Kierros Nature Trail, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Pirunkirkko. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Akka-Koli Hill and then head outdoors with Neitikoski Rapids.

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Drive from Vaasa to Lieksa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow 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 ©
On the 14th (Thu), enjoy some diversion at Action Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, then stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Saariselka Bowling.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Saariselka route planner.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Saariselka takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lieksa in May; daily highs in Saariselka reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Trails Parks
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Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Levi route planner .

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in May, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Parks Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
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): look for all kinds of wild species at Poro Farmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planner .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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