9 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Take a break from the city and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Syvasenvaara Fell. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Feelapland and Pyhatunturi. Go for a jaunt from Rovaniemi to Posio to see Korouoma Canyon about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Auttikongas, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi itinerary maker app.

New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rovaniemi is 7 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Rovaniemi to be much colder, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Korouoma Canyon, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Pyhatunturi
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Pyhatunturi ©
Pyhatunturi
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon

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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 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and then have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: gain interesting insight with Norman Travels, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Helsinki, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

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