11 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Athens
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Athens

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort, enjoy some diversion at Kids' Land, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -21°C in Levi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall, and get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around -3°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Ahvenisto, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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