11 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Rovaniemi, Levi & Helsinki Itinerary

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online itinerary planner .

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Athens in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 4th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort, then have fun at Kids' Land, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Keep things going the next day: hike along Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Levi online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Levi when traveling from Rovaniemi in January, with lows around -21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough 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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Heureka will thrill your kids. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Ahvenisto in Hameenlinna, approximately 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker website .

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Levi - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can 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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