6 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
train:  6​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip tool .

Paris, France to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -1°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 20th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, stroll through Ainolan Puisto, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip maker website .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hirsala Golf. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder app .

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Hirsala Golf, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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