14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Fly:  27​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Canberra

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Canberra, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Canberra to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Canberra - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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.
Take a break from Levi with a short trip to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park in Muonio, about 58 minutes away. On the 25th (Wed), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi route site .

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, wildlife, museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, experience the excitement of Feelapland, get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library, and see Santa Claus Office.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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