15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Lappeenranta
— 7 nights

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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like German Soldier s Cemetery and Your Piece Of Finland. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. Take a break from Rovaniemi with a short trip to Kopara Reindeer Park in Luosto, about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, have fun at Santa Claus Office, and stroll through Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Hupisaaret Park and Oulu Climbing Centre. Go for a jaunt from Oulu to Kemi to see Sampo Icebreaker about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Tietomaa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arboretum Mustila and Linnansaari National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot and Hiidenvuori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area) and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lappeenranta trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Lappeenranta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -5°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area

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