8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: San Antonio
Bus + Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Antonio

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then make a trip to Lordi's Square. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour planner.

San Antonio, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Antonio to Rovaniemi. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Antonio in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at 30°F and lows at 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, explore the striking landscape of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then experience rural life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Levi trip planning site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Adventure Trails

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner.

Fly from Levi to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Levi in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 37°F and lows are around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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