Route & dates
11 days in Finland Itinerary
bus + Fly: 10h 45min
Helsinki— 4 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Levi— 2 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Fly + subway: 15h 30min
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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.Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.
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Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tehran to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tehran in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Levi.
Things to do in Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.You've added Levin Tunturilomat - Day Tours, Perhesafarit Snowmobile Safaris, Inghams Mini Husky Experience, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, get your game on at Winter Laser World - Levi, tour along fresh powder with Perhesafarit Snowmobile Safaris, then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, and finally have fun at Kid's Land.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi trip itinerary builder .
You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in January, with highs in Levi at -11°C and lows at -21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Levi
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Visit Rovaniemi Church and Maupertuis Memorial for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and German Soldier s Cemetery. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, stop by LAURI, and see Santa Claus Office.
For reviews and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.
Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Levi in January, Rovaniemi is a bit warmer at night with lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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