14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 4 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Johannesburg

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Turku Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Rovaniemi Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Christmas House Santa and Science Centre Pilke. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately Ranua away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, stroll through Napapiirin Porofarmi, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Head to Jemes Sport and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Step off the beaten path and head to Levi Ski Resort and Icekarting Levi. Change things up with a short trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Samiland and get in on the family fun at Levi Huskypark.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Levi trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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