10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, visit Katajanokka, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and explore the world behind art at Exhibition Centre WeeGee.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Lyon, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lyon in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature

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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 5th (Mon): wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in August; daily highs in Levi reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
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Biking Trail
Levi Ski Resort
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Feelapland, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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History Museum
Arktikum
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