3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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3 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
End: Oulu

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder tool .

Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in February, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°F and 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi online travel route planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around 22°F and lows about 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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