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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). You'll explore and learn at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Turku Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Bike Rental - by Carfield (in Turku). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -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 · Tours

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 SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. 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: examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, find something for the whole family at Moomin Snowcastle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

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 · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4: