21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki & Oulu Itinerary

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— 9 nights
— 10 nights


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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Mannerheim Museum. You'll explore and learn at Sinebrychoff Art Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

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 °C and lows about °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

Side Trips

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


Oulu ©
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 Outdoors Oulu Oy. Get a sense of the local culture at The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley and Oulu Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Oulu side-trips: Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii) and Kemi (Kemi Church & Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery)). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, visit a coastal fixture at Marjaniemi Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Rokuan Kansallispuisto, and explore the activities along Koitelinkoski.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Oulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Oulu hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kemi, Raahe Museum, Rokuan Kansallispuisto, Koitelinkoski, Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre