10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  14​h
1
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Get outdoors at Nallikari Beach and Maakalla. Explore hidden gems such as Hupisaaret Park and Raahe Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oulu: Kemi (Sampo Icebreaker & Kemi Church) and Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda (in Tornio). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, contemplate the long history of Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu trip site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Oulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zurich to Oulu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in August: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner .

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 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

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