19 days in Oulu, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

19 days in Oulu, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Oulu
— 5 nights
Drive:  8 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

5
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haukipudas Church and Kauppahalli. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hupisaaret Park and Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Oulun Taidemuseo, see the interesting displays at Oulun Automuseo, get outside with Superpark Oulu, and engage your brain at Tietomaa.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Oulu trip itinerary app.

Vancouver, Canada to Oulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Oulu is 10 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Oulu reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Oulu

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Tornio, Kemi, Haukipudas Church
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Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo
Haukipudas Church ©
Haukipudas Church
Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, thenmake a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and then stroll around Kupittaa Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, examine the collection at Turku Biological Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Oulu to Turku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel ©
St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Kallio Church. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Raseborg, Vantaa, Laajalahti Nature Reserve, Holy Cross Church
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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