11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or OMA Puoti. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and shop like a local with ARTag Gallery.

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New Delhi, India to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Helsinki at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, pause for some serene contemplation at Main Church, then stop by Poikilo - Museums, and finally hike along Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kouvola trip planner.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Kouvola in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Arboretum Mustila
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

1
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 31st (Fri), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online trip builder .

Getting from Kouvola to Tampere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for gifts at LAURI, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi vacation planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Visiting Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yllas Ski Resort.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Levi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

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

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