10 days in Central Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia & Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Central Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Central Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Jamsa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 1 night
3
Kuusamo
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rome

2
nights
Jamsa

Jamsa ©
Jämsä is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): walk around Leivonmaki National Park and then see the interesting displays at Vitikkala Manor. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Oravivuori Triangulation Tower, make a trip to Hoyry Galleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Petajavesi Old Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Keuruu.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Jamsa trip itinerary builder .

Rome, Italy to Jamsa is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Jamsa. Expect colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: highs in Jamsa hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Jamsa

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Korpilahti, Petajavesi, Church of Keuruu, Leivonmaki National Park
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church
Petajavesi Old Church ©
Petajavesi Old Church

1
night
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner .

You can drive from Jamsa to Oulu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Safaris

2
nights
Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre, then trek along Kiutakongas Rapids, and then stroll through Pieni Karhunkierros Trail. On your second day here, head outdoors with Karhunkierros and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuusamo visit planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kuusamo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Pieni Karhunkierros Trail
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Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Karhunkierros ©
Karhunkierros
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©

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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.
Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto in Vantaa--about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, and see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Kuusamo to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kuusamo in August, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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