21 days in Oulu, Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Oulu, Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus and Kauppahalli. Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral and Tornio Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Oulu's surroundings by going to Raahe Museum (in Raahe), Sampo Icebreaker (in Kemi) and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Koitelinkoski, pause for some serene contemplation at Oulu Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oulu trip itinerary maker website.

Tehran, Iran to Oulu is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Tehran to Oulu, you'll gain 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Oulu is colder than Tehran - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Espoo.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tornio, Koitelinkoski, Raahe Museum, Sampo Icebreaker, Haukipudas Church
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Raahe Museum ©
Raahe Museum
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo ©
Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo


Espoo ©
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 Raseborg Castle (in Raseborg), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Sun) at Serena Water Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, examine the collection at Helina Rautavaara Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkonummen kirkko.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Espoo road trip website.

Fly from Oulu to Espoo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Oulu, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Espoo, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kirkkonummen kirkko, Raseborg Castle, Holy Cross Church, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Degerby Igor Museum
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum ©
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum


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.
Shop till you drop at Old Market Hall and Sibelius Hall. Get outdoors at King's Road and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

Helsinki is just a stone's throw from Espoo. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. 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

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, King's Road, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church