21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14 h 30 min
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
— 10 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru


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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Turku (Ett Hem Museum, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

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Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Turku, Cathedral of Porvoo, Finnish Aviation Museum, Nuuksio National Park, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Raahe Museum and Oulun Taidemuseo. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Oulu Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oulu: Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii), Kotielainpuisto Arkadia (in Simo) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). Spend the 31st (Tue) on two wheels at Syote Ski & Nature Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Outdoors Oulu Oy, explore the striking landscape of Rokuan Kansallispuisto, examine the collection at Turkansaaren Ulkomuseo, and visit a coastal fixture at Marjaniemi Lighthouse.

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You can fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, Oulu is slightly colder than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kemi, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre