9 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Rovaniemi, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Rovaniemi

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 Pyha-Luosto National Park and Pyhatunturi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Korouoma Canyon and German Soldier s Cemetery. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Auttikongas, Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, and experience the excitement of Feelapland.

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New York City, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 37°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oulu attractions tool .

Traveling by train from Rovaniemi to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Oulu, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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): explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Norman Travels, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oulu in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

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