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 enjoy SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rovaniemi fast, fun, and easy.

Athens, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Athens - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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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), look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, have some family-friendly fun at Kids' Land, and then glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort. On the next day, ski along the peaceful trails at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi online travel route planner .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rovaniemi in January since evenings lows in Levi dip to -21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), have fun and explore at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Levi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Levi in January, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between -3°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Heureka, Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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