16 days in Oulu, Kemi & Kuusamo Itinerary

16 days in Oulu, Kemi & Kuusamo Itinerary

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16 days in Oulu, Kemi & Kuusamo Itinerary

Start: Oulu
1
Oulu
— 10 nights
train:  1​h
2
Kemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kuusamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Oulu

10
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Oulu: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Hailuoto (Luovon Puoji & Marjaniemi Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oulu route planner .

In December in Oulu, expect temperatures between -2°C during the day and -9°C at night. You will leave for Kemi on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Hailuoto, Raahe Museum, Koitelinkoski, Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Haukipudas Church
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Toripolliisi ©
Toripolliisi

2
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sampo Icebreaker.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kemi trip planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Kemi in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kemi are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. On the 7th (Tue), you're off toKuusamo.
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Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

3
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. You've now added Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids, then hit the slopes at Ruka, then admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, and finally relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at The Predator Center in Kuusamo, get outside with Karhunkierros, and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo travel planner .

Getting from Kemi to Kuusamo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemi in January, expect little chillier with lows of -19°C in Kuusamo. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Jalavan Kauppa
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Ruka ©
Ruka
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids

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