15 days in Lappeenranta, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

15 days in Lappeenranta, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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15 days in Lappeenranta, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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 a sense of the local culture at Olavinlinna Castle and World Heritage Site - Verla Groundwood and Board Mill. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kerimaki Church and The Astuvansalmi rock paintings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Savonlinna (Pikkukirkko & Savonlinna Cathedral) and Hamina (Hamina Fortress, Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, take in the pleasant sights at Ankkapurha Culture Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lappeen Marian kirkko.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lappeenranta tour itinerary site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Lappeenranta is an approximately 20-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Lappeenranta. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, expect Lappeenranta to be little chillier, temps between 1°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Savonlinna, Imatra, Mikkeli
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get some historical perspective at Oulu Cathedral and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kauppahalli and Haukipudas Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker) and Tornio Church (in Tornio). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Ainolan Puisto, explore the world behind art at Oulun Taidemuseo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Oulu trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lappeenranta to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Oulu are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Arktikum and Rovaniemi Church. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online route maker .

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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