11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Miami, Florida

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to 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 flight and ferry. Traveling from Miami to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Miami in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. You will leave for Levi on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, and bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi online holiday maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in November; daily highs in Levi reach 26°F and lows reach 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Jemes Sport, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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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): get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°F, while at night they dip to 11°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 27°F. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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