12 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Paris

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aurinkolahti Beach and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, perfect your strike at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, and learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

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Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Muonio (Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park & Keimiotunturi Fell). On the 28th (Fri), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi and experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Levi day trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Muonio, Seven Fells Up
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi day trip app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel

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