14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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

2
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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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Hietaranta Beach and Helsinki Zoo. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and stop by Artisaani.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Helsinki is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to SantaPark and Safaris. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Claus Office and Rovaniemi Church. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, have fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Safaris

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Kid's Land and Levi Huskypark. Your inner history buff will appreciate Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins and Taatsin seita. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: The Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kittila) and Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi and relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip builder website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

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Side Trips

Kittila, Akaslompolo Sportshop, Levi Huskypark, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, then stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Levi in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka