13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Lahti
— 1 night
4
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Mustasaari
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h
7
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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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 9th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Rovaniemi. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
You've now added Urho Kekkonen National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lahti.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

1
night
Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): hit the slopes at Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristinkirkko.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lahti trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Lahti takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in May, with highs in Lahti at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Messila Maailma Oy Ski Center
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Ristinkirkko ©
Ristinkirkko

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Lahti to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), and then take an in-depth tour of Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Pori sightseeing app .

Getting from Tampere to Pori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Kauppakeskus Puuvilla ©
Kauppakeskus Puuvilla

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Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mustasaari travel route builder site .

Drive from Pori to Mustasaari in 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Marimekko or Boss Shop. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Mustasaari to Helsinki with the Route module. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence