10 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, browse the different shops at Arctic Circle Mall, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at SantaPark, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In November, Rovaniemi is colder than Singapore - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, have fun at Tietomaa, then explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Oulu travel route planning app .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Oulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 1°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Oulun Automuseo ©
Oulun Automuseo
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

4
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.
Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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