12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenirfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki visit planning site.

Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Helsinki, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, 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 29th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, play a few rounds at Tornio Golf, thenget engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Tornion vesitorni, thenexplore the activities along Kukkolankoski, and then explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kemi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Kemi reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get some historical perspective at Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arktikum and Christmas House Santa. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Getting from Kemi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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