11 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Oulu
1
Oulu
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Oulu

7
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Jalavan Kauppa (in Taivalkoski) and Kemi Church (in Kemi). The adventure continues: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, and identify plant and animal life at Hupisaaret Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu road trip site.

In September in Oulu, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Tornio, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Raahe Museum, Jalavan Kauppa
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 23:
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Koitelinkoski ©
Koitelinkoski

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Observatory Hill Park, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and finally shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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