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

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 maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website .

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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in November, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 40°F and lows about 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Jemes Sport (in Yllasjarvi). And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Levi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of 26°F and lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort, Jemes Sport
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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 ©
Kick 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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 Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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