8 days in Kuopio, Rovaniemi & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Kuopio, Rovaniemi & Oulu Itinerary

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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Kuopio

— 2 nights
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 18th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Snellman Park, take in the waterfront at Kuopio Harbor, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Kuopion Automuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then make a trip to Satamankulma, and finally explore the activities along Valkeisenlampi.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kuopio journey builder website.

Helsinki to Kuopio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ranua Zoo and Rovaniemi Church. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and get curious at Science Centre Pilke.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Rovaniemi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get curious at Tietomaa, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, stroll through Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, then walk around Ainolan Puisto, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Oulu online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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