13 days in Oulu, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Oulu, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

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13 days in Oulu, Lakeland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Oulu
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 15​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

3
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, nightlife, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Hupisaaret Park, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oulu online itinerary planner .

Cleveland, USA to Oulu is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cleveland to Oulu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cleveland in July: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 68°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Haukipudas Church, Koitelinkoski
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Koitelinkoski
Koitelinkoski
Hupisaaret Park
Hupisaaret Park

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, let the kids burn off some steam at Duck Park (Sorsapuisto), and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Visavuori, Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

4
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Vantaa Art Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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