23 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

23 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Levi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 8 nights
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Levi
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

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.
Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a tour by water with Dive Finland Oy, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip tool.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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Rovaniemi

— 8 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore Rovaniemi's surroundings by going to Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and wander the wide-open spaces of Orbas Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

Side Trips

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Levi

— 7 nights
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi), Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila). Spend the 30th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, stroll through Yllas Ski Resort, get a taste of the local shopping with Elan Ski Shop & Rental, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Levi trip website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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