11 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Lapland, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Pyhatunturi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, then enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Lappi Areena, then engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online trip itinerary maker .

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Pyhatunturi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

1
night
Pyhatunturi

Pyhatunturi ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pyhatunturi online itinerary planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Pyhatunturi by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Pyhatunturi

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

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Oulu tour planner.

Traveling by car from Pyhatunturi to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
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 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey maker app .

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time 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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