8 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Kittila
— 1 night
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Barcelona, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Kittila

— 1 night
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 8th (Mon), get outside with Powerun Adventures and then fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kittila trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kittila in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in November, with highs in Kittila at -3°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kittila

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Kittila to Rovaniemi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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