11 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Finnish Archipelago & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 2 nights
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
6
Saariselka
— Few hours

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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.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planner.

Hyderabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in May, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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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 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenlet little ones run wild at Adventure Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): have fun at Kids' Land and then experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in May, things will get a bit cooler in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get outside with Seven Fells Up.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Akaslompolo online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Levi to Akaslompolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, thensee Santa Claus Office, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

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Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas

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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 18th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Saariselka by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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