12 days in Oulu, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Oulu, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 3 nights

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Oulu

Oulu
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Oulu trip site.

Nashville, USA to Oulu is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Nashville to Oulu, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Nashville in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Oulu: temperatures range from -2°C by day to -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): wander the wide-open spaces of Napapiirin Porofarmi, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Oulu - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Levi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Levi Ski Resort and Lapland Hotels SnowVillage. Kids will enjoy Kids' Land and Giewont Husky Adventures. Step out of Levi with an excursion to Safaris in Akaslompolo--about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, fly down the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Levi trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Levi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Safaris
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, hike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Family-friendly places like Nuuksio National Park and Sinebrychoff Art Museum will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Heureka and EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website.

You can fly from Saariselka to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Saariselka in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Heureka ©
Heureka

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