9 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland, Central Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Levi
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City


1
day
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi visit planner .

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from New York City in April, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 38°F by day to 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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 22nd (Mon): explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, glide through natural beauty at Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, and then relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: whizz through the canopy at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Levi trip planner .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Levi, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

1
day
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Finnish Air Force Museum, see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Jyvaskyla in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Levi in April: highs in Jyvaskyla hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nokkakivi Amusement Park
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Nokkakivi Amusement Park ©
Nokkakivi Amusement Park
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

4
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.
Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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