5 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Drive to Kemi-Tornio Airport, Fly to Bremen

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner.

Bremen, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bremen to Helsinki. Traveling from Bremen in December, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park.

Before you visit Rovaniemi, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and then find something for the whole family at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi online holiday planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Kemi, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29: