8 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Savannah
Fly:  20​h
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Savannah

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip builder website .

Savannah, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Savannah in July; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, examine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu online route builder .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Oulu Cathedral ©
Oulu Cathedral
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

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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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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