13 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Hupisaaret Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oulu road trip planning app.

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 little chillier days in Oulu, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Change things up with a short trip to Ranua Zoo in Ranua (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, see Santa Claus Office, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Pack the 28th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks
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