Start: New York City
Helsinki— 10 nights
Turku— 3 nights
Levi— 4 nights
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
End: New York City
Sun, Jan 14 - Sun, Feb 4
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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.Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaanifor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.
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New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.
Things to do in Helsinki
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Naantali Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.
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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Turku are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Levi.
Things to do in Turku
Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Church
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Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.Get in touch with nature at Levi Ski Resort and Kids' Land. Appreciate the collections at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts Einari Junttila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark.
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Traveling by flight from Turku to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Turku in January, expect Levi to be little chillier, temps between 15°F and -1°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Levi
Kittila, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, Levi Huskypark
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Official Hometown of Santa Claus
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Ranua Zoo and Auttikongas will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.
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Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
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