11 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

11 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

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11 days in Northern Ostrobothnia Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  17 h
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Orlando, Florida


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of Oulu to go to Yli-Ii and see Kierikki Stone Age Centre, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, engage your brain at Tietomaa, and steep yourself in history at Oulu Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oulu itinerary site .

Orlando, USA to Oulu is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Oulu is 7 hours. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get cooler in Oulu: highs are around 28°F and lows about 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Koitelinkoski, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kauppahalli ©
Tietomaa ©


Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Change things up with a short trip to Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Ruka, explore by horseback at Nurminiemen ratsutila/riding stables, experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and take in breathtaking views at Kiutakongas Rapids.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuusamo trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Oulu to Kuusamo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Oulu in December, with highs in Kuusamo at 23°F and lows at 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Raahe.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Jalavan Kauppa
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Ruka ©
Kiutakongas Rapids ©
Kiutakongas Rapids
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©


Raahe is a town and municipality of Finland. Plan trip to Raahe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kuusamo to Raahe takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kuusamo in January since evenings lows in Raahe dip to 10°F. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Raahe

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