9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Attractions like Bellevue Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Riverside Park) and Heureka (in Vantaa). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Helsinki reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Bellevue Beach, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kemi trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in May, things will get slightly colder in Kemi: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, experience rural life at Poro Farmi, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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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 8th (Fri): glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Levi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

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