10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Turku Castle and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Mannerheim Museum and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Turun Kauppahalli). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get a sense of the local culture at Science Centre Pilke and Arktikum. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Napapiirin Porofarmi. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 37°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Levi

— 2 nights
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 24th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wingrens Dogsafaris and then relax and rejuvenate at KuruYoga Levi. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

Plan my day in Levi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in October, and nighttime lows around 27°F.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.