11 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Linz
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Linz

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Visiting Korouoma Canyon and Pyha-Luosto National Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Auttikongas and Kopara Reindeer Park. There's more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

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Linz, Austria to Rovaniemi is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kopara Reindeer Park, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Korouoma Canyon
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll around Hupisaaret Park, thenkick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, and then have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Bellevue Beach, Arboretum Mustila, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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