11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  14 h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Chennai

5
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 some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site .

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chennai to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Kukkolankoski, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church. On the next day, head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto, then take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni, and then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Kemi: highs are around -3°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Kukkolankoski
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. On the next day, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

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