31 days in Helsinki, Lappeenranta & Lapland Itinerary

31 days in Helsinki, Lappeenranta & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 7 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Levi
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pello
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Luosto
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
Drive
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Posio
— 2 nights
Drive to Kuusamo Airport, Fly to Ahmedabad

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Helsinki

— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Cathedral, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Ahmedabad, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in March; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

Lappeenranta

— 7 nights

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Puumala (Lake Saimaa & Lietvesi Scenic Road), Ankkapurha Cultural Park (in Anjala) and Kouvola (The Sippola church, Tykkimaen Sauna, &more). The adventure continues: get into the urban bustle at Konsertti-ja Kongressitalo Mikaeli, kick back and relax at Lempukka Beach, see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, and stop by Imatran Kalatalo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lappeenranta trip maker.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins (in Muonio), Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 15th (Mon) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapland Safaris Levi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort, and experience rural life at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Levi day trip website.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Levi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Lappeenranta in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Levi, with lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pello.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Pello

— 2 nights
Pello is a municipality of Finland.It is located approximately north of the Arctic Circle in the western part of the province of Lapland, and is part of the Lapland region. On the 19th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Maupertuis Memorial, take an exotic tour of Soulmate Huskies, and then trek along Eeron Polku Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pello road trip app.

You can drive from Levi to Pello in 2 hours. March in Pello sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pello

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Pello to Rovaniemi takes 1.5 hours. March in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:

Luosto

— 1 night
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kopara Reindeer Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Husky Farm, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luosto, and finally do some two-wheel cruising with Luosto Adventures.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Luosto online trip planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in March since evenings lows in Luosto dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Luosto

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Saariselka

— 3 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Venture out of the city with trips to Inari (Juutua Nature Trail, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruijanpolku Trail, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Luosto to Saariselka in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Saariselka sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Posio.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:

Posio

— 2 nights
Posio is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Kota-Husky and then explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Posio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Saariselka to Posio takes 4.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Posio

Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.