Route & dates
13 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary
Helsinki— 8 nights
Fly: 4h 15min
Levi— 2 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Rovaniemi— 2 nights
Fly: 6h 15min
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.Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Do your shopping at Sibelius Hall and Marimekko. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .
London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Levi.
Things to do in Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Center, Stromforsin ruukki, King's Road
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 20:
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 21st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Levi driving holiday app .
Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in April: high temperatures in Levi hover around 3°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.On the 23rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, then have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.
To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rovaniemi road trip tool .
Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
14 days in Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, relaxing, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Helsinki & Hanko BY A USER FROM FINLAND October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki, Lakeland & Lapland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM TAIWAN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Rovaniemi & Levi BY A USER FROM HONG KONG April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium