10 days in Lapland, Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland, Porvoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
2
Levi
— 2 nights
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, then find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and finally see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and finally hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip maker tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Spend the 5th (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kids' Land, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Levi road trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Levi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Söderskärin majakka, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online road trip planner.

You can fly from Levi to Porvoo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in December: high temperatures in Porvoo hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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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 9th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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