11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Miami

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Katajanokka and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Miami, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Miami in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Snow Village in Kittila, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Levi online trip maker .

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Levi to be slightly colder, temps between 22°F and 8°F. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°F during the day and 11°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then look for gifts at Pien, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip website .

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 December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Spas Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Spas
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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