10 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rock Church, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In April, Helsinki is colder than Dubai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in April, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 14th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for gifts at LAURI, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and finally stop by Pien.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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