8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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

— 2 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in November, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 26th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Levi trip builder site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Levi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Levi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Adventure · Trails · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in November, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.