15 days in Oulu, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Oulu, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Oulu
— 2 nights
2
Joensuu
— 4 nights
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kauppahalli, view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Gallery Kaikkonen, thenexamine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and finally stop by Luovon Puoji.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oulu road trip planning tool.

Dallas, USA to Oulu is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Oulu is 8 hours. Traveling from Dallas in June, things will get cooler in Oulu: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Luovon Puoji, Haukipudas Church
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Kauppahalli ©
Kauppahalli
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church

4
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Olavinlinna Castle and Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Joensuu side-trips: Rapio Mill (in Juva), Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki) and Lieksa (Pielisen Museum, Neitikoski Rapids, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Taitokortteli, stroll through Akka-Koli Hill, hike along Paha-Koli Hill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pielinen.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Joensuu day trip planning website.

You can drive from Oulu to Joensuu in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Koli National Park, Rapio Mill, Kerimaki Church, Olavinlinna Castle
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Neitikoski Rapids ©
Neitikoski Rapids
Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church

6
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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Taidetehdas - Culture and Congress Center). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Sello, Jumbo Shopping Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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