11 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Levi
— 5 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Santa Claus Village has been added to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Safaris. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi attractions planning website.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

5
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.
You've now added Levi Ski Resort to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Kids' Land and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo), Enontekio (Enontekio Church & Jyppyra lookout) and Taatsin seita (in Kittila). And it doesn't end there: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, get engrossed in the history at Samiland, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Levi holiday planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Enontekio, Levi Huskypark, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark

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