30 days in Rovaniemi, Kemi & Helsinki Itinerary

30 days in Rovaniemi, Kemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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30 days in Rovaniemi, Kemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 15 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Stuttgart

15
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Korouoma Canyon (in Posio), Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Orbas Reindeer Farm (in Meltaus). On the 11th (Mon), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. On the 12th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Ritavalkea. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Stuttgart, Germany to Rovaniemi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Luosto, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Orbas Reindeer Farm, Korouoma Canyon
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park

12
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Escape the urban bustle at Nallikari Beach and Koitelinkoski. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemi: Haukipudas Church (in Haukipudas), Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio) and Oulu (Toripolliisi, Kauppahalli, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, stop by Luovon Puoji, pause for some serene contemplation at Tornio Church, and see the interesting displays at Raahe Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kemi visit planning app .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -4°C in February, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Oulu, Tornio, Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum, Luovon Puoji
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): get interesting insight from Nuuksio National Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Getting from Kemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Kemi in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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