14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights

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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °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

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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 Christmas House Santa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, and get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi holiday maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °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 Outdoors
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kids' Land and Icekarting Levi. Get some historical perspective at Taatsin seita and Keimioniemi Fishing Cabins. Get out of town with these interesting Levi side-trips: Akaslompolo Sportshop (in Akaslompolo) and Sarestoniemi Museum (in Kaukonen). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

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

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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, thenlook for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), thentake 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 fly from Levi to Helsinki in 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 °C and lows about °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
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka