45 days in Rovaniemi, Kuopio & Oulu Itinerary

45 days in Rovaniemi, Kuopio & Oulu Itinerary

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45 days in Rovaniemi, Kuopio & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Bus:  16 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 13 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Kuopio
— 17 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Oulu
— 13 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Bangkok

13
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Arktikum and Tornio Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rovaniemi: Pyhatunturi (in Pelkosenniemi), Luosto (Kopara Reindeer Park & Amethyst Mine Lapland) and Pyha-Luosto National Park (in Pyhatunturi). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bangkok to Rovaniemi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in April; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Luosto, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi, Korouoma Canyon
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Christmas House Santa ©
Christmas House Santa
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

17
nights
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. You'll explore and learn at Riuttala Farmhouse Museum and Old Mine Mining Museum. Get some cultural insight at Lutheran Cathedral and Kuopio War Veteran Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi), Koli Nature Centre Ukko (in Koli) and Linnansaari National Park (in Rantasalmi). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Puijo Tower, relax in the rural setting at Konttila, get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, and get in on the family fun at Nokkakivi Amusement Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kuopio trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Kuopio takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Kuopio, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Joensuu, Koli National Park, Heinavesi, Varkaus, Venajanhiekka
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Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
Old Mine Mining Museum ©
Old Mine Mining Museum
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo ©
Mekaanisen Musiikin Museo

13
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Haukipudas Church and Raahe Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Kalajoki (Jukupark Kalajoki & Maakalla) and Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker, Kemi Church, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ideapark Oulu.

Before you visit Oulu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Kuopio to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Oulu, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Kalajoki, Raahe Museum, Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum

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