15 days in Oulu, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Oulu, Joensuu & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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

— 2 nights
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, then examine 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 61°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Oulu

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Joensuu

— 4 nights
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visit Utra Beach and Honkaniemi Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Olavinlinna Castle and Kerimaki Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Rapio Mill (in Juva), Lieksa (Pielisen Museum, Neitikoski Rapids, &more) and Koli National Park (Paha-Koli Hill, Pielinen, &more). There's lots more to do: join in the after-dark buzz at Taitokortteli, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Joensuu trip planner.

Getting from Oulu to Joensuu by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly. June in Joensuu sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:

Helsinki

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Stockmann Department Store. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Taidetehdas - Culture and Congress Center). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Joensuu to Helsinki with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — Jul 1: