13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Saariselka
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
5
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kids will enjoy Temppeliaukio Church and Nuuksio National Park. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Pack the 5th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip app.

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park, stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop, and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Saariselka trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Saariselka takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Levi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Levi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi route builder.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks · Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lordi's Square, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip site.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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