13 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region & Oulu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get a sense of the local culture at The National Museum of Finland and Mannerheim Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (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. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner.

Seattle, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. In November, Helsinki is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 40°F and lows of 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Loviisan kirkko
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, then examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Haukipudas Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, get engrossed in the history at Raahe Museum, and then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect Oulu to be little chillier, temps between 35°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to 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
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

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