11 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Oulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Edinburgh

4
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Tornio (Tornio Church & The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Sampo Icebreaker). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church, and enjoy some diversion at Tietomaa.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip planning website .

Edinburgh, UK to Oulu is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Oulu due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Kemi, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

5
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.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online vacation planner .

Getting from Oulu to Helsinki by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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