13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online tour planner .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 37°F and 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the equipment you need at Levi Ski Resort.

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

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in March, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 31°F and 16°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Pyhatunturi day trip planning site .

Drive from Levi to Pyhatunturi in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Pyhatunturi when traveling from Levi in March, with lows around 11°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

#Nature, #Parks
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Sun), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): get in on the family fun at SantaPark, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi day trip planning app .

Getting from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°F in Rovaniemi. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
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