3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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3 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Fly:  3​h 15​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.
On the 1st (Fri), 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 Rock Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Oulu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Oulu in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel site .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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