10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Oulu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
End: Helsinki

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 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park, and finally examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oulu online itinerary planner .

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in October: highs in Oulu hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukion Church and Katajanokka. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Pyhan Birgitan kirkko (in Lempaala), Spas (in Tampere) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Linden Esplanade, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and go for a walk through Stromforsin ruukki.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Turku, Hamina, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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