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
— 7 nights
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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 Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Ranua Zoo (in Ranua). 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 · Nature · Fun & Games

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: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio), Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Safartica Yllas (in Yllasjarvi). Spend the 30th (Thu) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, find something for the whole family at Levi Huskypark, see Off-Road Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Ounaskievari Reindeer Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi tour planner.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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