8 days in Lapland Itinerary

8 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Levi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). Spend the 21st (Sat) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's much more to do: get your game on at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery.

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

Chicago, USA to Levi is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Levi due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Levi reach 22°F and lows reach 8°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, 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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Family-friendly places like SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: see Santa Claus Office, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°F, and evening lows to 11°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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