6 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Oulu
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenpause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, thenexamine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu day trip planning app.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Oulu is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Fun & Games
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Oulu Climbing Centre ©
Oulu Climbing Centre

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Sun), see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, thentake an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip builder app.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Oulu in December, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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