21 days in Oulu, Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Oulu, Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu
— 6 nights
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Espoo
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights
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Oulu

— 6 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kauppahalli and Raahe Museum. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Haukipudas Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Icebreaker Sampo (in Kemi) and Tornio (The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley & Tornio Church). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, contemplate the long history of Oulu Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

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Tehran, Iran to Oulu is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Tehran to Oulu. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tehran in May, with highs in Oulu at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Espoo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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Espoo

— 4 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. Let the collections at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum and Degerby Igor Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Laajalahti Nature Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Helina Rautavaara Museum, and cool off at Serena Water Park.

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Fly from Oulu to Espoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oulu in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Espoo, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

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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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Marimekko Oyj. Get outdoors at King's Road and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti, about 1h 30 min away. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

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Helsinki is just a stone's throw from Espoo. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

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