14 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Oulu
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rovaniemi Church and Arktikum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Santa's House of Snowmobiles and Forestry Museum of Lapland. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, get engrossed in the history at Rovaniemi Local History Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in June, with highs in Rovaniemi at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Let the collections at Oulun Taidemuseo and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 5 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, visit Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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