15 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 7 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 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip tool.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ljubljana in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums
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Oulu

— 4 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: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, and pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rovaniemi side-trips: Ranua Zoo (in Ranua) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 30th (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Childrens Museums · Museums

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