12 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Oulu & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Oulu
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 7 nights

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Oulu

— 4 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Koitelinkoski and Nallikari Beach. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Oulu Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. When in Oulu, make a side trip to see Icebreaker Sampo in Kemi, approximately Kemi away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Ainolan Puisto, examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, shop like a local with Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Oulu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for slightly colder days in Oulu, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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Helsinki

— 7 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.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Oulu to Helsinki takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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