11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Joensuu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Mumbai

4
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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 18°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieksa (Paateri, Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto, &more) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ukko-Koli Hill, trek along Akka-Koli Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu itinerary app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Joensuu. In May, daytime highs in Joensuu are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Lieksa, Koli Shop Retkitupa
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Pielinen ©
Pielinen
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Poro Farmi, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then identify plant and animal life at Arctic Emotions Oy.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi route planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Rovaniemi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Joensuu in May, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Arctic Emotions Oy ©
Arctic Emotions Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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