10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu
— 4 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get in touch with nature at Nallikari Beach and Hupisaaret Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Maakalla and Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church), Raahe Museum (in Raahe) and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio). The adventure continues: walk around Ainolan Puisto, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, and examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Oulu is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Oulu due to the time zone difference. In August, Oulu is a bit cooler than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemi, Maakalla, Raahe Museum, Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Maakalla ©
Maakalla
Hupisaaret Park ©
Hupisaaret Park

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Porvoo Old Town. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Arboretum Mustila. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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