14 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Rovaniemi
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Oulu
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Helsinki
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rovaniemi Church and Auttikongas. Museum-lovers will get to explore Arktikum and Rovaniemi Local History Museum. There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, get engrossed in the history at Forestry Museum of Lapland, and Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi attractions planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in June, with highs in Rovaniemi at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Let the collections at Oulun Taidemuseo and Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Kauppahalli and Oulu Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oulu day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Oulu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, visit Katajanokka, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum.

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You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure
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