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

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi attractions app .

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, things will get much colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Theme Parks Museums
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

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 get your game on at Kids' Land, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 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) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up 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, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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