12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
4
Inari
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 22nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 23rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemi Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kemi trip itinerary builder 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 November, expect Kemi to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -5°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Explore hidden gems such as SantaPark and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Kopara Reindeer Park in Luosto, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, admire the masterpieces at Korundi House of Culture, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and make a trip to Lordi's Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip site .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in November, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (-2°C), and nights are about the same (-7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kopara Reindeer Park
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa

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Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get great views at Otsamo Fell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Lemmenjoki National Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari day trip tool .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lemmenjoki National Park
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Lemmenjoki National Park ©
Lemmenjoki National Park
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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