11 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -2°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): examine the collection at Pielisen Museum, don't miss a visit to Paateri, then take in panoramic vistas at Rasavaara Observation tower, and finally hit the slopes at Ukko-Koli. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Neitikoski Rapids and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Akka-Koli Hill.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lieksa planning website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Lieksa in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, things will get a bit warmer in Lieksa: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Lieksa

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Koli National Park
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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paateri ©
Paateri
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Explore your travel options from Lieksa to Helsinki with the Route module. Traveling from Lieksa in November, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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