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: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bangkok

3
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.
Do your shopping at Old Market Hall and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Artisaani, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online day trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki. Traveling from Bangkok in April, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, then identify plant and animal life at Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, and then identify plant and animal life at Perameren Kansallispuisto.

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Getting from Helsinki to Kemi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in April; daily highs in Kemi reach 4°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Poro Farmi.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday planner.

Take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in April, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris

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