15 days in Lappeenranta, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Lappeenranta, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  14 h
1
Lappeenranta
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Oulu
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Copenhagen

6
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Visit Kerimaki Church and Main Building of Military School for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lappeenranta: Hamina (Hamina Fortress, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, &more), Kotka (Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, &more) and Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Savonlinna Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Lappeenranta Fortress, admire the striking features of Lappeen Marian kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Saimaa Canal, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ristikankaan kappeli.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lappeenranta trip itinerary maker app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Lappeenranta is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Lappeenranta. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Copenhagen in March: high temperatures in Lappeenranta hover around 1°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Imatra, Savonlinna, Mikkeli
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Kauppahalli. Oulu Cathedral and Kemi Church will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Tornio Church (in Tornio) and Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Oulu, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kemi, Haukipudas Church, Tornio Church
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Arktikum and Santa's House of Snowmobiles. The adventure continues: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online attractions planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
German Soldier s Cemetery ©
German Soldier s Cemetery

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