22 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 9 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kuusijarvi (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Savijarvi Gard Manor (in Sipoo). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in February; daily highs in Helsinki reach 0°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kuusijarvi, Nuuksio National Park, Savijarvi Gard Manor
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get interesting insight from Levi Ski Resort. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Levi at -5°C and lows at -12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Adventure Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi), Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and Tatuka Reindeerfarm (in Ylitornio). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip site.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Sampo Icebreaker, Pyhatunturi, Tatuka Reindeerfarm, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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