16 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Oulu
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Helsinki
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Helsinki

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and CraftCorner. Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation builder tool.

Birmingham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Birmingham to Helsinki. When traveling from Birmingham in December, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

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Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kauppahalli and Haukipudas Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kierikki Stone Age Centre. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi), Luovon Puoji (in Hailuoto) and Raahe Museum (in Raahe). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach, engage your brain at Tietomaa, have some family-friendly fun at Oulu Climbing Centre, and walk around Ainolan Puisto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oulu trip tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in January: high temperatures in Oulu hover around 21°F and lows are around 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Specialty Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
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History Museum
Raahe Museum
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Specialty Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

On the 8th (Tue), explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with King's Road, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

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Fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Oulu in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Helsinki, with lows around 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Art Museum
Kansallisgalleria
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Historic Walking Area
The Esplanadi Park
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