8 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Kittila & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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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.
On the 6th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then make a trip to Senate Square.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Barcelona in November, you will find days in Helsinki are much colder (5°C), and nights are a bit cooler (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Kittila.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Powerun Adventures and then stroll through Yllas Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kittila trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Kittila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Kittila to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly 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

Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat 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

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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