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

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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: stroll through Hupisaaret Park, walk around Ainolan Puisto, contemplate the waterfront views at Koitelinkoski, and hunt for treasures at Kauppahalli.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Oulu: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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