14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, stop by Artisaani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Marttiini Store Old Factory. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Forestry Museum of Lapland, and examine the collection at Christmas House Santa.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -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

Museums Theme Parks Tours
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Safaris

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kids' Land and Sarestoniemi Museum. Get some historical perspective at Taatsin seita and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. When in Levi, make a side trip to see Akaslompolo Sportshop in Akaslompolo, approximately Akaslompolo away. Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, and identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sarestoniemi Museum, Taatsin seita, Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins, Levi Huskypark, Akaslompolo Sportshop
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Levi Huskypark ©
Levi Huskypark
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
Taatsin seita ©
Taatsin seita

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the next day, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, then look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Levi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) ©
Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)