11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Prague

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.
Pack the 12th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Prague in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
On the 16th (Mon), kick your exploration up a notch at Levi Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi road trip app .

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. Traveling from Helsinki in July, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, fun & games, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing site .

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

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