16 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Inari
— 2 nights
6
Levi
— 3 nights
7
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get curious at Tietomaa and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Oulu trip simple and quick.

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Oulu, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 4th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Arctic Lifestyle, then have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then see the interesting displays at Christmas House Santa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and then hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Saariselka online journey builder.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Saariselka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Saariselka, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inari.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, stroll through Juutua Nature Trail, and then get outside with Lake Inari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, then tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then get a taste of life in the country at Reindeer Farm Petri Mattus.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Saariselka to Inari by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July in Inari, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Inari

Outdoors · Museums · Parks
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Lake Inari ©
Lake Inari
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Step out of Levi with an excursion to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Kittila--about 46 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Tue) on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and get engrossed in the history at Samiland.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Levi journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Inari to Levi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Kittila
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery ©
LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
On the 13th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and finally see Santa Claus Office.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi visit planner.

Traveling by car from Levi to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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