9 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Oulu
1
Oulu
— 1 day
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Oulu

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day
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Kauppahalli, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, stroll through Nallikari Beach, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu online road trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Oulu. In November in Oulu, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli

4
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Ski Resort Suomutunturi. When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Pyha-Luosto National Park in Pyhatunturi, approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi journey planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November, Rovaniemi is little chillier than Oulu - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Safaris
Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get outdoors at Korkeasaari Zoo and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to Senate Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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