10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Rovaniemi & Kemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Kemi
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Helsinki

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kamppi Chapel of Silence as well as Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 8th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): walk around Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, and finally admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Theme Parks

Kemi

— 1 night
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): admire the striking features of Kemi Church. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kemi trip maker app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums · Historic Sites

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Your day by day itinerary now includes Kamppi Chapel of Silence as well as Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Kemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kemi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping