10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lyon
Tram + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Tram:  8 h
End: Lyon

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. 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 still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, visit Katajanokka, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Lyon, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lyon to Helsinki. Traveling from Lyon in July, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
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.
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 maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Levi online travel planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 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

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Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

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 (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

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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