9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Oulu & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 27th (Sun), gear up at Outdoors Oulu Oy, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Oulu journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in September: highs in Oulu hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Outdoors Oulu Oy ©
Outdoors Oulu Oy

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 29th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Angry Birds Park, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally explore the world behind art at Korundi House of Culture.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Angry Birds Park ©
Angry Birds Park

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