11 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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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 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): catch a live event at Lappi Areena, thenengage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Rovaniemi hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
On the 26th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pyhatunturi tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Pyhatunturi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

Parks Nature
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to Kauppahalli, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally stroll through Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, get curious at Tietomaa, thensee the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu holiday planner.

Drive from Pyhatunturi to Oulu in 4.5 hours. In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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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 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can 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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