6 days in Lapland, Oulu & Vaasa Itinerary

6 days in Lapland, Oulu & Vaasa Itinerary

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6 days in Lapland, Oulu & Vaasa Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Vaasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Thessaloniki

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Thessaloniki, Greece to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Thessaloniki in July, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Safaris

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

2
nights
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find out how to plan a trip to Vaasa, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Oulu to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. July in Vaasa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

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