16 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Oulu
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki travel website.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 13:

Oulu

— 5 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu is known for shopping, beaches, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hupisaaret Park, walk around Ainolan Puisto, explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oulu vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Helsinki, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Oulu, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18: