15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki vacation maker app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Geneva to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Geneva in May, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Seven Fells Up (in Akaslompolo) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 14th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Levi trip builder.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in May: high temperatures in Levi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Fells Up, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Giewont Husky Adventures, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kopara Reindeer Park and then fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pyhatunturi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Levi to Pyhatunturi takes 2.5 hours. May in Pyhatunturi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Pyhatunturi, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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