8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki planner.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 33°F and 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
On the 10th (Mon), explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Levi trip planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in February: high temperatures in Levi hover around 24°F and lows are around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Tours · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to 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, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 14°F. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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