10 days in Oulu & Vaasa Itinerary

10 days in Oulu & Vaasa Itinerary

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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Vaasa
— 5 nights
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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli, stroll around Ainolan Puisto, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 2.5-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 15°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vaasa.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Vaasa

— 5 nights
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vaasa: Pietarsaari (Aspegrens Rosenlund & Arctic Museum Nanoq), Iisakki Jarvenpaa - Tehtaanmyymala (in Kauhava) and Powerpark (in Harma). Spend the 14th (Tue) among the memorable landscape of Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Pohjanmaan Museo - Osterbottens Museum, make a splash at Tropiclandia, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Vaasa trip app.

Traveling by car from Oulu to Vaasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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