10 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Oulu
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planning app.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:

Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get curious at Tietomaa, then walk around Hupisaaret Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then stroll through Nallikari Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oulu road trip website.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in October, plan for slightly colder days in Oulu, with highs around 6°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 23rd (Sat), find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks
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