21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 9 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore and learn at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and admire the striking features of Johannes Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -3.5 hour difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Oulu

— 10 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Kotielainpuisto Arkadia and Koitelinkoski. Get a sense of the local culture at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Raahe Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)), Marjaniemi Lighthouse (in Hailuoto) and Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oulu holiday planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Oulu to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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