15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rovaniemi: Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi) and Kopara Reindeer Park (in Luosto). There's much more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, and get curious at Tietomaa.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu online tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

7
nights
Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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 Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot. Take a break from the city and head to Linnansaari National Park and Hiidenvuori. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lappeenranta: Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum (in Kotka) and Kouvola (Repovesi National Park & Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Saimaa Canal and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko.

To find where to stay, maps, 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

Side Trips

Kouvola, Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Linnansaari National Park, Hiidenvuori
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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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