22 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Kuusijarvi (in Vantaa) and Savijarvi Gard Manor (in Sipoo). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. In February, Helsinki is colder than Melbourne - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Savijarvi Gard Manor, Kuusijarvi, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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): ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Levi trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Levi reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

9
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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: Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Tatuka Palvelut (in Ylitornio) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and explore the striking landscape at Korouoma Canyon.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip builder app .

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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