11 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
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Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 6 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

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 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then walk around The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Kemi

— 3 nights
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Icebreaker Sampo has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), stop by Icebreaker Sampo and then step into the grandiose world of Kemi SnowCastle. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kemi tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Kemi at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 6 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi online road trip planner.

Drive from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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