5 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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 24th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Forsblom.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Sat), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Lapponia Safaris - Day tours, get engrossed in the history at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, then identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and finally admire the striking features of Kemi Church.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kemi online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kemi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 27th (Sun), browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Haaksirikkoiset, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then shop like a local with Old Market Hall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Kemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kemi in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28: