10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach and then pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo.

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Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trip

Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo ©
Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo

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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Katajanokka. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhan Birgitan kirkko (in Lempaala), Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Linden Esplanade, &more) and Spas (in Tampere). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Oulu, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Turku, Hamina, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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