3 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

3 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

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3 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Ranua Itinerary

Start: Tampere
Drive:  6 h 30 min
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Oulu
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
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Ranua
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
End: Rovaniemi

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip builder app .

Tampere to Oulu is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Oulu are -2°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

SnowCastle of Kemi
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
SnowCastle of Kemi ©
SnowCastle of Kemi
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Oulu to Rovaniemi by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around -6°C and lows about -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ranua.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Korundi House of Culture ©
Korundi House of Culture

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Ranua

Ranua ©
Ranua is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ranua Zoo.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ranua online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Ranua takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Ranua

Wildlife Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo

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