6 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bucharest


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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then engage your brain at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally make a trip to Hakaniemi Market.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre ©
Room Escape Games

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kemi tour planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Kemi hover around -3°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online tour itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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