12 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallikari Beach and Outdoors Oulu Oy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kierikki Stone Age Centre and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu tour planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Oulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Ljubljana to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ljubljana in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum and then see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip maker site.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a stroll through Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

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You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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