14 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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

— 4 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Popular historic sites such as Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Auttikongas and Forestry Museum of Lapland. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Ljubljana to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in July, expect Rovaniemi to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Visit Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Oulun Taidemuseo. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukio Church and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure
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