15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Helsinki is 9 hours. While traveling from Denver, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 23:

Levi

— 3 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort. On your second day here, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities and then soothe aching muscles at KuruYoga Levi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Levi online travel planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in May, with highs in Levi at 50°F and lows at 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports
Find places to stay May 23 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Luosto (Isokuru & Luosto Adventures). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Safaris
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.