15 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. Do your shopping at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and Market Square Kauppatori. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ljubljana to Helsinki. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral. Head to Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Atelier Gallery Kaikkonenfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, tour in harmony with nature at Outdoors Oulu Oy, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oulu road trip planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Oulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums
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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 Ranua Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Pyha-Luosto National Park and Hiidenkirnut. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Explore hidden gems such as Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and The National Museum of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Helsinki further: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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