13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Bangkok

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 25th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, take in the exciting artwork at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip maker website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Levi is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Levi. In December, Levi is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, thenget engrossed in the history at Arktikum, thensee Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marttiini Store Old Factory, catch a live event at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rovaniemi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Shopping
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Sampo Icebreaker, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, and then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church and then get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kemi journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
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.
Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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