11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  5​h
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles

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 15th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Levi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Levi reach 53°F and lows reach 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and soothe aching muscles at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Levi in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 61°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop and then get outside with Seven Fells Up.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Akaslompolo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in September, things will get slightly colder in Akaslompolo: highs are around 53°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Shopping
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Arctic Circle Mall, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Fun & Games
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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