8 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Oulu
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Helsinki
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Rovaniemi

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 14th (Sun): see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

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Savannah, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Savannah to Rovaniemi, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Savannah in July, with highs in Rovaniemi at 67°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu trip planner.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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Helsinki

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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