8 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, walk around Hupisaaret Park, and examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu vacation site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Oulu. In September, daily temperatures in Oulu can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 30th (Mon), get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Santa Claus Office and then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

Make your Rovaniemi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rovaniemi, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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