15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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15 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Lappeenranta Itinerary

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
Drive:  14​h
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Pyha-Luosto National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kopara Reindeer Park and Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Soldier s Cemetery, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planning tool .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in March, things will get slightly colder in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -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

Side Trips

Pyha-Luosto National Park, Kopara Reindeer Park
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Safaris
Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Nallikari Beach and Oulu Climbing Centre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sampo Icebreaker and Tietomaa. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oulu travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Sampo Icebreaker
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Repovesi National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Step off the beaten path and head to Linnansaari National Park and Saimaa Canal. Change things up with these side-trips from Lappeenranta: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum (in Kotka) and Kolovesi National Park (in Enonkoski). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lemin kirkko, and get outside with Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lappeenranta day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Oulu to Lappeenranta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kouvola, Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Atreenalin Seikkailupuistot, Hiidenvuori
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Linnansaari National Park ©
Linnansaari National Park
Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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