11 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
3
Levi
— 3 nights
4
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

3
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.
Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, walk around Ainolan Puisto, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenget your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, thensee the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and then get your game on at Hoplop.

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Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Oulu at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Oulu

Fun & Games Parks Museums
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Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Levi: Lapland Hotels SnowVillage (in Kittila) and Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Levi Ski Resort, get your game on at Kids' Land, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and don't miss a visit to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Levi trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Levi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oulu in December, things will get slightly colder in Levi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Yllas Ski Resort, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 13th (Fri), revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thenget in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally make a trip to Lordi's Square.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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