15 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 5 nights
Drive
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Levi
— 3 nights
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport

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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 Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Nuuksio National Park will get you outdoors. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip website.

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be slightly colder, around 27°F, while days are much colder, around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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 Rovaniemi Church and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Appreciate the collections at Christmas House Santa and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Kemi Church in Kemi, approximately Kemi away. 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemen ortodoksinen kirkko.

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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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

Side Trip

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