8 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Oulu, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hupisaaret Park and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. And it doesn't end there: walk around Ainolan Puisto, engage your brain at Tietomaa, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu tour planner.

The Route module shows you 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Tietomaa ©
Tietomaa
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

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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 in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, identify plant and animal life at Napapiirin Porofarmi, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then get curious at Pilke Science Centre, and finally look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi route planner.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip tool.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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