8 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village and then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi vacation planning tool.

Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Cluj-Napoca in November: highs in Rovaniemi hover around -2°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Museum of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 3rd (Fri), admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Oulu online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get little chillier in Oulu: highs are around -2°C and lows about -9°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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