15 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti will get you outdoors. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Kotka Church) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in December, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 37°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Christmas House Santa and Arktikum. Appreciate the collections at Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Pilke Science Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take an in-depth tour of Rovaniemi Local History Museum, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 22°F and lows are around 11°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), explore the world behind art at Sarestoniemi Museum. On your second day here, experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Levi road trip planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Levi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, Levi is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°F. You will leave for home on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Trails

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Sarestoniemi Museum ©
Sarestoniemi Museum
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery