8 days in Helsinki Region, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region, Kemi & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Pune

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Katajanokka and Alvar Aalto's studio. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Okra.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki planner.

Pune, India to Helsinki is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Pune to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Museums Golf

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Tapiola Golf
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church, then visit Sampo Icebreaker, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Helsinki to Kemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Kemi at -4°C and lows at -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tornio Church
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Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery) ©
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Kemi to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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