11 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Hyderabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Helsinki. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hyderabad in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Archipelago Trail, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Turku day trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

1
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 (Tue): make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi online journey maker .

Getting from Turku to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Turku in May, with highs in Levi at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

2
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 17th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and then admire all the interesting features of Tatuka Palvelut.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tatuka Palvelut
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Tatuka Palvelut ©
Tatuka Palvelut

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