14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and The National Museum of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Bike Rental - by Carfield (in Turku). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Appreciate the collections at Christmas House Santa and Science Centre Pilke. Step out of Rovaniemi to go to Ranua and see Ranua Zoo, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder 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 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

Levi

— 4 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jemes Sport and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Appreciate the collections at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Samiland. Spend the 1st (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: join the crowd at Icekarting Levi and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Levi vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Levi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

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