7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
3
Levi
— 2 nights

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, make a trip to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in November, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours · Museums · Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi online attractions planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Levi, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

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