13 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  15​h
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Seattle

8
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa), Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa) and Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Pieni Suklaatehdas, & more). Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and stroll through Sibelius Monument.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online route planner .

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Seattle in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 40°F and lows reach 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Loviisan kirkko, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Oulun Automuseo, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Haukipudas Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, see the interesting displays at Raahe Museum, and then catch some excitement at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in November: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 35°F and lows are around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

#Museums, #Fun & Games, #Parks

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Raahe Museum
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

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