12 days in Helsinki, Salo & Oulu Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki, Salo & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Salo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Galleria Joella, &more) and Porvoo (Castle Hill & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

Quito, Ecuador to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Quito to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Salo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:

Salo

— 1 night
Salo is a town and municipality of Finland.It is in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Southwest Finland region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see what you can catch with VMB Fishing and then get some fabulous bargains at Muurla Design Marketing Oy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of EKTA museum, then delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salo online visit planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Salo in 1.5 hours. In July in Salo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Salo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Oulu

— 3 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 10th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, stroll through Nallikari Beach, pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli, then shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral, stroll around Hupisaaret Park, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, then shop like a local with Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oulu road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salo to Oulu. July in Oulu sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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