22 days in Syote, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

22 days in Syote, Oulu & Helsinki Itinerary

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Syote ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ranua Zoo and Martinselkonen Wilds Centre. Get in touch with nature at Riisitunturi National Park and Korouoma Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Jalavan Kauppa in Taivalkoski (about 44 minutes away).

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Syote online trip maker.

Helsinki to Syote is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In August, Syote is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Syote

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Posio, Ranua Zoo, Martinselkonen Wilds Centre, Jalavan Kauppa
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Riisitunturi National Park ©
Riisitunturi National Park
Korouoma Canyon ©
Korouoma Canyon


Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Oulu Cathedral and Kauppahalli will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Nallikari Beach and Superpark Oulu. Venture out of the city with trips to Kierikki Stone Age Centre (in Yli-Ii), The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley (in Tornio) and Kemi (Perameren Kansallispuisto & Kemi Church). The adventure continues: stroll around Hupisaaret Park, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, grab your bike and head to Outdoors Oulu Oy, and take a peaceful walk through Rokuan Kansallispuisto.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oulu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Syote to Oulu takes 2.5 hours. In August in Oulu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kemi, Kotielainpuisto Arkadia, Kierikki Stone Age Centre, The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley, Rokuan Kansallispuisto
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia ©
Kotielainpuisto Arkadia
Rokuan Kansallispuisto ©
Rokuan Kansallispuisto


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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Turku Castle. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo), Turku (Turku Biological Museum, Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, &more) and Naantali Old Town (in Naantali). Pack the 21st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, walk around Sapokka Water Garden, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Oulu to Helsinki in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Tampere, Porvoo, Kotka, Inkoon kirkko
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral