9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Chennai

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and get your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planner .

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, then get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Angry Birds Activity Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Saariselka by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In May, Saariselka is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 28th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip planner.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

To see other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary site .

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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