8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Lapland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Milan

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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder app .

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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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 29th (Sat): head outdoors with Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Keep things going the next day: glide through natural beauty at Levi Ski Resort.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Levi online route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Levi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

#Parks, #Trails, #Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 31st (Mon), find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Your Piece Of Finland, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi route planning app .

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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