12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Aalto House and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Johannes Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), and admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Rovaniemi

— 5 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Napapiirin Porofarmi and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Maupertuis Memorial in Pello--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park, relax in the rural setting at Orbas Reindeer Farm, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Safartica Yllas and Levi Wellness Club. Get in touch with nature at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and Jemes Sport. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Samiland, don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, go for a walk through Huippupolku, Peak Trail in Levi, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Levi travel planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

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