12 days in Finland & Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Finland & Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), have fun at Murulandia, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planning site .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
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.
On the 12th (Fri), let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, stroll through Kupittaa Park, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then get outside with Karhunkierros. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then explore the stunning scenery at Julma Olkky, and then identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kuusamo online route planner .

Fly from Turku to Kuusamo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, Kuusamo is little chillier than Turku - with highs of 3°C and lows of -6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Julma Olkky ©
Julma Olkky
Safaris

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 16th (Tue), see Santa Claus Office and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route planner .

Getting from Kuusamo to Rovaniemi by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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