5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 day
End: Helsinki

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by LAURI, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

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In November in Rovaniemi, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oulu vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in November, with highs in Oulu at 35°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

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Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 10th (Sun), head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa road trip planning tool .

Drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Vaasa are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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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 11th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Vaasa to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. November in Helsinki sees daily highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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