12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Pyhatunturi
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
4
Kemi
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Central Railway Station. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki is 10 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Heureka, Ahvenisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): fly down the slopes at Pyhatunturi, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Sodankyla, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museum - Gallery Alariesto. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyhatunturi trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helsinki to Pyhatunturi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in January; daily highs in Pyhatunturi reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luosto, Sodankyla, Pyhatunturi
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi

3
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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi tour builder website.

You can drive from Pyhatunturi to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Traveling from Pyhatunturi in January, Rovaniemi is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Tue), explore the activities along Kukkolankoski, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, thenexplore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), thenadmire the striking features of Kemi Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Tornion vesitorni and then head off the coast to Perameren Kansallispuisto.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kemi attractions planning app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

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