7 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Surat

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 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then make a trip to Senate Square, then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Surat, India to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Surat to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour or see a game at Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda, then take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemi visit app .

You can fly from Helsinki to Kemi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in January, things will get slightly colder in Kemi: highs are around -7°C and lows about -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
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 11th (Sat): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Wanha Tehdas. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -10°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
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