15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  27​h
Oulu
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Inari
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Perth

2
days
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church. On the next day, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip planning site .

Perth, Australia to Oulu is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Perth to Oulu. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Perth in November: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Museums, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

2
days
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Thu), get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, examine the collection at Christmas House Santa, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Oulu - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Childrens Museums
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

3
days
Inari

Inari ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Siida and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inari: Action Park (in Saariselka) and Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara).

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inari road trip planning site .

Drive from Rovaniemi to Inari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Inari when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around -17°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Inari

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Siida ©
Siida
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Inari to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Inari in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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