10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Safaris and Napapiirin Porofarmi will get you outdoors. Step out of Rovaniemi with an excursion to Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi--about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In March, Rovaniemi is colder than San Francisco - with highs of 30°F and lows of 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perameren Kansallispuisto and then explore the historical opulence of SnowCastle of Kemi. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Tornio Golf, thentake an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kemi trip website.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Kemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Kemi sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 16°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Tornio
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SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Tornio Golf ©
Tornio Golf
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park and then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

You can fly from Kemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Kemi in March, with lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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