9 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 2 nights
2
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights

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 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, thenstroll through Nallikari Beach, thenexamine the collection at Oulun Taidemuseo, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo. On your second day here, walk around Hupisaaret Park and then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oulu trip planner.

Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rovaniemi Church and Korundi House of Culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Feelapland and Christmas House Santa. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and see Santa Claus Office.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oulu in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Tours Wildlife
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Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

Start your trip to Helsinki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 20th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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