8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki is 7 hours. In February, Helsinki is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 33°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock 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.
On the 10th (Mon), ski along the peaceful trails at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then don't miss a visit to Snow Village, and then admire all the interesting features of Ice Karting Levi.

Plan my day in Levi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, Levi is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Snow Village
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 12th (Wed), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by LAURI, then enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 22°F and lows of 14°F at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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