8 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Levi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17 h
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 1 day
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Helsinki Zoo, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 1°C and lows reach -4°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach


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 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Helsinki to Levi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around -5°C and lows about -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Trails Winter Sports Tours
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort


An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rovaniemi when traveling from Levi in January, with lows around -17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office